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House Considers Changes to Media-Ownership Rules

The House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee heard testimony on Wednesday from top FCC officials on whether media companies should be permitted to own both a newspaper and a broadcast station in the same market. The NewsHour reports on the proposed…

The Federal Communications Commission late Wednesday published its final report on the revised media ownership rules, even as lawmakers and consumer rights groups announced various plans aimed at making sure the new rules never take effect.

The Federal Communications Commission kicked off its monthly open meeting with a call to overhaul the decades-old limit on media cross-ownership, which could lead to dramatic changes for newspapers and radio and television stations.

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