Cross ownership

FCC’s Wheeler Pulls Media Ownership Proposal

The Federal Communications Commission’s review of media ownership rules, now nearly three years late, is likely to drag on even longer.

FCC Puts Cross-Ownership Study Up for Comment

Acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn may be keeping the seat warm for nominee Tom Wheeler, but she isn't sitting on her hands. Over the weekend, Clyburn put a study on the impact of cross-media ownership on minorities and women up for comment.

Study: Cross-Ownership of Media Doesn’t Impact Minorities

One of the biggest arguments against liberalizing the cross-ownership of media properties in a local market—that it would limit minority and female ownership—was shot down in a study conducted as part of the Federal Communications Commission's long-overdue review of media ownership rules.

Tribune Hires Former FCC Official

Fresh out of bankruptcy, Tribune has hired former Federal Communications Commission official Edward Lazarus as executive vice president and general counsel. Up until a year ago, Lazarus was the former chief of staff to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski.

FCC Media Ownership Rule Vote Pushed to Next Year

The Federal Communications Commission's quadrennial review of media ownership rules, already delayed two years, is delayed again. There will be no vote on the rules until early next year, at the earliest.

FCC Order Clears Tribune’s Exit From Bankruptcy

Tribune's exit from a long and arduous bankruptcy is almost over after clearing the final regulatory hurdle at the Federal Communications Commission.

Is the FCC About to Take the First Step in Lifting Cross-Ownership Ban?

If the Federal Communications Commission votes in favor of chairman Julius Genachowski's proposed order on the media ownership rules, it will represent a significant step toward complete deregulation.

Broadcasters, Newspapers Call Media Ownership Rules Outdated

The media landscape may have changed dramatically, but opinions about the Federal Communications Commission's rules governing media ownership haven't.

FCC Pushes Out Media Ownership Rules

Once again, the Federal Communications Commission decided to move forward a major regulatory rule just before the holidays. Last year at this time, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski annoyed GOP lawmakers and even some of his fellow commissioners with the vote to pass net neutrality.