Turning the Page on Newspaper Ownership Rules: New Paper from Heritage

by on May 8, 2008 · 14 comments

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.

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