Wednesday, March 5, 2008

uh, oh: more media consolidation?

From the trade publication Editor and Publisher"

A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced a resolution to thwart a rule that loosens media ownership restrictions in the nation's 20 largest cities.

They fear the new rule would leave newspaper readers and TV viewers with fewer choices to get their information.

The "resolution of disapproval" was introduced by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., _ along with 13 Democratic and Republican co-sponsors _ to stop the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the new rule that the agency approved in December. The FCC released the formal order on Wednesday.

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