The FCC's Cross-Ownership Rule: Turning the Page on Media
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James L. Gattuso
Keywords: Regulation; internet; competition; radio
Coverage: United States
Critics of the FCC's decision to allow newspapers to be owned jointly with TV and radio stations under certain limited circumstances argue that cross-ownership would lead to a dangerous concentration of power in the media business; in reality, the FCC should have repealed its cross-ownership rule altogether, leaving the protection of choice and competition to well-established antitrust laws.