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Media cross-ownership takes a hit - public interest wins this round

07/08/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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On today’s Last Call we discussed the issue of media consolidation and specifically how it’s affecting local news outlets across the country.

Yesterday, a federal appeals court upheld media ownership rules dating back to the 1970’s that prevent a single owner from controlling a newspaper and broadcast station in the same city; a situation similar to what the Tampa Tribune has here locally with News Channel 8. In [Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC](

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