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  •  More media consolidation encouraged??? (0+ / 0-)

    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are poised to ease ownership restrictions on major-market media outlets in what could be a boost to some big players in the struggling newspaper industry.

    After two failed attempts to loosen its rules, the Federal Communications Commission is expected by the end of the year to approve a new proposal that would allow newspapers and television or radio stations in the 20 largest markets to consolidate.

    And unlike previous battles, there is little opposition this time to easing the so-called cross-ownership rules.

    I hadn't heard of this until now. Perhaps not announcing their intentions is the reason they've heard "little opposition"? They are using the internet's availability and variety of offerings as an excuse for getting rid of restrictions on ownership.

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