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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.





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FCC Rules Change Would Further Consolidate Media Ownership, Reduce Diversity

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Posted Jan. 2, 2013

Interview with Josh Stearns, journalism and public media campaign director with Free Press, conducted by Scott Harris

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In an echo of a failed 2007 effort by the Bush administration, the Federal Communications Commission, under current Chairman Julius Genachowski, an Obama appointee, will soon propose a change to the nation’s media ownership rules that will permit the cross-ownership of television stations and newspapers in the 20 largest U.S. media markets. Media consolidation over recent decades has led to only five major companies owning the majority of the nation’s television and radio stations, newspapers, publishing houses and movie studios. Fewer media companies means less diversity of opinion on the airwaves and in print.

While the Bush administration’s ownership rules change, under then FCC chair Kevin Martin, was later repealed by the U.S. Senate and blocked by a federal court, the current effort may be approved unless the public is made aware of the consequences and mobilized to oppose it. Among the media giants that will directly benefit from the proposed rules change is Rupert Murdoch and his scandal-plagued NewsCorp. Murdoch is eager for new FCC rules that will allow him to purchase both the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, both based in cities where he already owns TV stations.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Josh Stearns, journalism and public media campaign director with the group Free Press. Here, he explains why Free Press and other media democracy advocates oppose the proposed FCC rules change, believing that relaxed ownership rules will be to the detriment of locally originated programming and reduce the diversity of views, seen, heard and read in a democracy reliant on the free flow of opinion and robust debate.

Learn more about the campaign opposing the FCC's relaxed media ownership rules by visiting FreePress.net.

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