Media diversity groups win court hearing against FCC's ownership diversity rules listen07/07/11 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Today a federal appeals court has rejected government rules that allow media companies to own both a television station and newspaper in the same market. In its decision in Prometheus Radio Project versus the Federal Communications Commission, a circuit court of appeals Corie Wright is policy counsel of the media reform group Free Press.
One exception to the prohibition on media cross-ownership is Tampa. Media General will still be able to own both the Tampa Tribune newspaper and the NBC television affiliate, channel 8.