Statements from “Media Ownership in the 21st Century”


EnergyThe House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing 6/11, “Media Ownership in the 21st Century.” House members examined the media ownership landscape as it continues to evolve in the digital age. The subcommittee discussed the FCC’s inaction on the statutorily required 2010 quadrennial review of the media ownership rules as well as the continued relevance of the media ownership regulatory framework in general. They also explored the commission’s decision to forge ahead with new rules on JSAs and other media ownership changes without the completed quadrennial review; and the impact of continuing FCC regulations including the newspaper-broadcast crossownership ban on the broadcasting and newspaper businesses and investment capital.

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