FCC Media Ownership Rules: Issues for Congress

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The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order on June 2, 2003 that modified five of its media ownership rules and retained two others.1 The new rules will go into effect on September 4, 2003 – thirty days after their appearance in the Federal Register. Because of the potential that changes in these rules – which set limits on national television ownership, newspaper-broadcast and radio-television cross-ownership in a market, and ownership of multiple television or radio stations in a market – could have far-reaching effects, a number of bills have been introduced in the 108th Congress that reflect a range of ... continued below

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Goldfarb, Charles B. August 28, 2003.

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The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order on June 2, 2003
that modified five of its media ownership rules and retained two others.1
The new
rules will go into effect on September 4, 2003 – thirty days after their appearance in
the Federal Register. Because of the potential that changes in these rules – which set
limits on national television ownership, newspaper-broadcast and radio-television
cross-ownership in a market, and ownership of multiple television or radio stations
in a market – could have far-reaching effects, a number of bills have been introduced
in the 108th Congress that reflect a range of positions on these issues. This report
analyzes each of the areas that have changed as a result of the FCC action or may
change as a result of congressional action. The various positions in the debate also
are summarized.

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22 Pages.

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  • August 28, 2003

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Goldfarb, Charles B. FCC Media Ownership Rules: Issues for Congress, report, August 28, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs3942/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.