FCC Pulls Proposal To Ease Media Cross-Ownership Rules

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 8:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s new leadership has pulled a proposal circulated by its former chairman to loosen prohibitions on owning a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same local market, a representative confirmed Tuesday.

The draft proposal has been pulled while the commission’s new leadership — former telecommunications lobbyist Tom Wheeler was confirmed as its new chair in October after the resignation of former Chairman Julius Genachowski — can “assess the record and determine how to proceed,” an FCC representative told Law360...
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