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Finally! FCC Kills Newsroom Study

Critics claimed it violated press freedom

The Federal Communications Commission finally killed the study that caused an uproar because it called for researchers to query the stations it licenses and newspapers about how they make editorial…

GOP Wants FCC Newsroom Study Gone for Good

Rep. Walden to introduce legislation and hold hearing

Even though the Federal Communications Commission chairman said the agency would stay out of the newsroom in a proposed study of the media marketplace, GOP leaders want to make sure…

FCC Suspends Controversial Newsroom Study

Action follows charges that it violated freedom of the press

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has pulled the plug on its controversial study that proposed sending researchers into the stations it licenses to inquire about the editorial process. "In…

FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices [Updated]

GOP said study violated freedom of the press

UPDATE, Feb. 20: The Federal Communications Commission told GOP lawmakers that the agency has "no intention" of interfering in the editorial decision-making of broadcast stations and newspapers. In a letter released…

More Bad News for Mailing Industry: Senate Committee Advances Postal Reform Act

Bill would make permanent two-year emergency rate hike

The bad news for the mailing industry keeps on coming, dimming the prospects that the two-year-old postal rate hike that went into effect days ago will end. On Thursday, the Senate…

Mailing Industry Appeals to Court to Overturn Postal Rate Hike

Increase goes into effect Jan. 26

Three days before the U.S. Postal Service's rate hike goes into effect, the mailing industry filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The exigent rate increase—a…

Post Office Approves Extra Rate Hike on Christmas Eve

Increase will do nothing to help USPS problems

As feared, the U.S. Postal Service passed a 4.3 percent exigent rate increase on Christmas Eve, delivering a lump of coal to magazines, newspapers and direct mailers. The Postal Regulatory Commission…

Is the FCC's Latest Study an Attempt to Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine?

Required broadcasters to give equal time to competing views

A new study proposed by the Federal Communications Commission caught the wrath of 16 GOP members of the Commerce Committee, who see it as a sneaky way to bring back…

Decision on Postal Rate Hike Could Be a Holiday Downer

An increase would drive up the cost of delivering magazines

This year, the Grinch may go postal with an extraordinary rate increase. The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission is expected to decide whether to allow the U.S. Postal Service to raise…

Postal Rate Hikes Disappoint Mailing Industry

Will plead case before Postal Regulatory Commission

Magazines, newspapers and marketing businesses that depend on the U.S. mail suffered a setback in the fight to ward off an exigent rate hike on top of the annual rate…

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