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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…

February 21, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

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…

February 12, 2014, 9:37 AM EST

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…

December 10, 2013, 5:57 PM EST

FCC Strikes Fairness Doctrine From Rule Book More than 80 outdated rules removed for good

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it has eliminated more than 80 outdated media-related rules, including the controversial Fairness Doctrine, which, until it was halted in the 1980s, required…

August 22, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

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