mardi 14 novembre 2017

FCC ends the "local studio rule"

One of the things that has apparently slipped through the cracks while we were distracted by manufactured controversies is that Trump's FCC has eliminated the requirement that broadcasters with licenses in communities have an actual studio presence in the community they broadcast to.

This eliminates one of the last measures by which communities have some input and control over their media outlets. This move makes it easer to implement its "central studio" scheme, where local reporters feed their material to Sinclair's central location for editing and presentation by a "local" personality (who is also at the central location nowhere near the city in question).

This scary development furthers the ability of one media entity to control the editorial direction of the news while pretending that local citizens have some measure of influence.

via International Skeptics Forum

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