In case you haven’t read about it in a newspaper yet, The Heritage Foundation this week released a new paper of mine on the FCC’s new newspaper cross-ownership rule and congressional efforts to “disapprove” the changes. I argue that the 21st century hasn’t been kind to the newspaper. As I’ve pointed out before (here and here) newspapers just aren’t the powerhouse they once were: few citizens today get their first or last news of the day from a bundle of paper tossed in the azaleas by a teenager on a bicycle.
Bottom line: not only are the FCC’s changes justified, but the agency didn’t go nearly far enough.
Here’s the full piece.