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Groups Petition DC Circ. Over FCC Media Ownership Rules

Law360 (March 9, 2018, 9:15 PM EST) -- A group of advocacy networks added to a critical barrage of the Federal Communications Commission’s recent loosening of local media ownership rules, filing a petition for review Thursday in the D.C. Circuit that called the order “unlawful” for failing to consider effects on diversity of media ownership.

Free Press, Common Cause and other groups claim the rule changes will further consolidation that damages media diversity and independence. They say the dispute comes at a pivotal time as Sinclair Media Group, already the nation’s largest TV station...
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