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A report which begins: 'The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently reopened its review of media ownership rules, and is widely expected to approve changes this year that will allow big media companies to get even bigger.'
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.