News Media Consolidation Hearings Next Friday at Town Hall
posted by November 2 at 15:05 PMon
The FCC is holding a public hearing on rule changes that would allow more media cross ownership and consolidation. For example, the new rules would allow one company to own a newspaper, TV station, and radio station in the same market. (That’s alarming, obviously, but I must say, talking about newspapers and TV stations, and radio stations seems a little archaic.)
FCC chairman Kevin Martin just announced (this week) his intent to hold the last public hearing in Seattle.
Earlier today Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Jay Inslee sent a letter to Martin asking him to give the public time to “arrange plans and prepare testimony.”
No such luck. Martin just announced that the hearings will be in one week: 4pm-11pm, Nov. 9 2007, Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue.
Reclaim the Media has the details.