Advocate Wants FCC Auction To Fund Local Journalism

Law360, Washington (November 29, 2016, 6:31 PM EST) -- A portion of the profits from the FCC’s experimental broadcast incentive auction should support community information projects and journalism, advocacy group Free Press said Monday in launching a new campaign that pushes for using funding from the auctioning of public TV licenses.

Free Press is first focusing on New Jersey and the proceeds from four state-owned broadcast TV licenses estimated by the commission to be worth up to $2.3 billion, according to the group. The auction began in March and involves TV broadcasters voluntarily relinquishing their...
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