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Common Cause New York Testimony Regarding the Cable Franchise Agreement by and Between The City of New York and Verizon New York Inc.

May 20, 2008

This Common Cause New York testimony reads, in part, 'This franchise agreement is a valuable opportunity for New Yorkers to gain improved services and greatly expanded access to government information. Common Cause/New York strongly supports the idea of this contract, but, as with any negotiated contract, the devil is in the details. Instead, Common Cause/New York is concerned that it seems to be a $70 billion sweetheart deal, drawn up behind closed doors, that does not adequately protect ordinary New Yorkers.'

Testimony disccussing the Premetheus Radio Project

May 8, 2008

Testimony stating that the FCC should reconsider its decision to allow incumbent radio licensees to expand into neighboring spectrum without imposing additional public interest requirements. The Second Report & Order is premised on the unexamined and unsupported assumption that the Commission is not assigning new spectrum for mutually exclusive commercial uses to incumbent licensees.

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Democracy Wire

FCC Deals Blow to Local News then Announces Vote Next Month to Remove Hurdle to Massive Sinclair-Tribune Merger

October 25, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Media monopolization imperils democracy - fewer press outlets mean less of the accountability journalism that American voters depend on to cast informed ballots. Meanwhile corrupt politicians can rest easy that the depleted local press corps will be less likely to report on graft. Ajit Pai’s anti-public interest wrecking ball is poised to strike again.

Trump's Media Attacks Undercut Press Freedom

October 18, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

President Trump’s repeated attacks on journalists and what he calls “fake news” are undermining press freedom at a time when newspapers and broadcasters already are struggling with declining subscription and advertising revenues.

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Press Releases

Public Interest Groups on Court Ruling Clearing Way for FCC to Erode Rules Allowing Further Media Consolidation

June 15, 2017

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the emergency stay motion filed by public interest groups, including the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Free Press, Common Cause, Media Alliance, and United Church of Christ, OC, Inc., which sought to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its decision to reinstate the so-called UHF discount. This will allow the FCC to make it easier for the nation’s largest television ownership groups to acquire additional stations, and crowd out diverse and local voices. The groups are represented by the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center. Despite this interim ruling, the Court will hear the appeal later this year.

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