Former FCC Commissioner Blames Himself for Approving Mergers that Ruined Journalism

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By: Mathew Ingram | GigaOM

Confessional letters from former FCC commissioners are fairly rare at the best of times, but it’s even more unusual to get one from a former regulator who blames himself for some of the damage that has been done to the media industry in the United States via mega-mergers. That’s pretty much what former commissioner Michael J. Copps does in an open letter he wrote that was published at the Columbia Journalism Review site on Thursday.

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