Media diversity groups win court hearing against FCC's ownership diversity rules

07/07/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday | Listen to this entire show:

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.

read the full appeals court decision

WMNF coverage of 2007 FCC hearings in Tampa

Free Press

comments powered by Disqus