A Tale of Five Cities; Why the Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Ban Should be Preserved

October 24, 2006



For more than 30 years, the Federal Communications Commission has had a rule in place that prevents one company from owning both the local newspaper and the local TV station in one community. The reasons behind the ban on newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership are clear: A single owner deprives a community of important diverse sources of news, information and opinion.

READ: National_102406_Report_Tale_of_Five_Cities_Media_Consolidation.pdf


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