Localism vs. Diversity: The FCC’s TV News Dilemma


What is the relationship between the number of independent local television news operations in a market and the size of the market, as measured by number of television households?

That’s a question two members of the FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics have addressed in a 28-page “Working Paper” that concludes further consolidation is likely in markets that cannot sustain a variety of competitors.

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