AFL-CIO Says Keep Ban on Cross-Ownership

  • AFL-CIO Says Keep Ban on Cross-Ownership
    My friend Peter Miller, who produces the Illinois Labor Hour on WEFT, alerted me to the following news item from the AFL-CIO’s weekly newsletter:

    KEEP MEDIA OWNERSHIP RULE–The AFL-CIO Department for Professional
    Employees has joined with consumer advocates and civil rights groups to
    support retaining the Federal Communications Commission rule barring
    extensive cross-ownership of newspapers and television stations in the same
    market. The FCC is considering weakening the rule, which was designed to
    provide a diversity of opinions in news media. Changing the rule would
    accelerate the pace of media mergers and replace journalistic competition
    with profit margins, DPE President Paul Almeida said.

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