Watchdogs Assail FCC Ownership Plans

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By: Jack Messmer | TVNewsCheck

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 yet again.

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