The Federal Communications Commission has released the results of a new round of media cross-ownership studies, including one study that concludes it could be time to end the broadcast-newspaper cross-ownership ban.
Two other studies also support the probability that the FCC's existing ban could be loosened or ended without negative implications on media markets at the local level. Those studies, among other findings, suggested that media competition is not harshly affected by cross-ownership. The FCC is under a Congressional mandate to review the longtime ban, even though it did already loosen some cross-ownership restrictions back in 2007.
The FCC so far has released results of eight of the nine studies it ordered on the controversial issue.
- here's the details from Broadcasting & Cable
The FCC released its first five cross-ownership studies last month