Media General Inc. was one of the companies who benefited greatly from the FCC’s 12/18/07 decision to allow numerous existing newspaper/broadcast in-market combinations to continue, a plank of the Commission’s wide-ranging activity that day which was apparently added at the last minute over the protests of the Democratic commissioners. The Associated Press says that MGI did more than sit back and wait for a ruling from the FCC — it put DC lobbying firm Dow Lohnes Government Strategies to work on the issue. The relationship, which is required to be made public, was formally announced 12/4/07.