The FCC Needs to Continue Progress on Broadcast Ownership Rules

The media landscape today bears little resemblance to what it was 20 or even 10 years ago. New platforms are emerging, transforming the market and giving consumers an unprecedented selection of news and entertainment accessible through a dizzying array of devices and systems. But archaic government regulations have been slow to adapt to this new […]

ACI in FORBES: A New Look at Media Cross-ownership Rules

In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered the continuation of rigid media cross-ownership rules, rules that, in part, go back to the 1940s. These old rules ban local newspapers and television stations from merging, and restrict mergers between local broadcasters – all on the grounds of thwarting market concentration and preserving local news and […]

Newspapers and TV Stations Serve Consumers Better Without Ownership Restrictions

The newspaper industry is in a long decline as measured by multi-decade declining circulation (down 7% in 2015) and less paid advert revenues (down 8% in 2015), often attributed to competition from TV programming, as well as the Internet’s distribution of news and information from apps to websites to streaming video.  That’s bad news, and […]