FCC Releases Details Of New Media Ownership Rules

America’s Federal Communications Commission has released details of its new regulations on media ownership. “The rules as released yesterday – bound in a 257-page document that includes a historical survey of the 20th-century media industry – represent Powell’s belief that the FCC has little role in regulating media content. The language in the rules is likely to inflame opponents, who say that the agency cares more about enriching big media companies such as Viacom Inc. and NewsCorp Inc. than fostering equal access to the airwaves and encouraging minority viewpoints.”