FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is reported to have rule changes on the fast-track that would allow broadcast-newspaper crossownership in the 20 largest markets
and further radio consolidation as well — but public watchdog groups
opposed to further media consolidation are girding for battle.
If the FCC passes the rule changes without any public
hearings — and this could happen before the end of the year — Free Press
President-CEO Craig Aaron vows that his group will sue the commission