FCC Media Report Big On Pages, Small On Proposals

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT) -- A wide-ranging Federal Communications Commission report on the state of the U.S. media made more modest recommendations than attorneys and the industry had expected, allaying fears that the 475-page report would result in sweeping new regulations for media companies.

The report, titled "The Information Needs of Communities" and released in mid-June, came after a nearly two-year study conducted by a panel led by former Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report editor Steven Waldman.

"People were very skeptical of government doing an analysis of the media,"...
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