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FCC - Wants to be inside News Rooms


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#1 cryptodan

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:27 PM

Here is what I find appalling and rather disgusting.

News organizations often disagree about what Americans need to know. MSNBC, for example, apparently believes that traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., is the crisis of our time. Fox News, on the other hand, chooses to cover the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi more heavily than other networks. The American people, for their part, disagree about what they want to watch.

But everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories.

Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs," or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. A field test in Columbia, S.C., is scheduled to begin this spring.

- http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304680904579366903828260732

Read the full report here: http://transition.fcc.gov/bureaus/ocbo/FCC_Final_Research_Design_6_markets.pdf

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

The FCC has backed out of its plan.

http://www.adweek.com/news/press/fcc-backs-study-newsroom-editorial-practices-155673

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

More like they are delaying to find a different way to do it.
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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:38 AM

I totally agree with you, cryptodan. Also wondering if it's just a regroup tactic. 



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:37 PM

More news:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/four-of-five-fcc-study-authors-gave-to-obama/article/2544837?utm_campaign=Fox%20News&utm_source=foxnews.com&utm_medium=feed


According to Federal Election Commission records, Wilson gave $3,300 to the Obama presidential campaign in 2007 and 2008. Napoli contributed $500 to Obama in 2008. Weil gave $250 in 2012. And Friedland gave $200 in 2008.




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