2008 Fall Forum: The FCC's New Media Ownership Rules: Emotions and Reason in Rulemaking

With Rosemary Harold

Congressional hearings, protest demonstrations, and more than 165,000 comments set the scene in December 2007 for the FCC's rather modest, but highly controversial, relaxation of its 32-year-old ban on joint ownership of daily newspapers and broadcast stations. In her talk, Rosemary Harold, Legal Advisor to FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, will review how the FCC balanced fears about media consolidation with facts about journalist layoffs when relaxing its joint-ownership ban, and what impact the new rules may have on the rapidly evolving media landscape.

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Murphy Hall Conference Center

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