Media cross-ownership ban restored

Doug Drown
Sat Jul 9 10:25:15 EDT 2011

How many such cross-ownerships still exist?  I can think of only a 
handful:  WTMJ Milwaukee (Journal Sentinel), WSB Atlanta 
(Journal-Constitution), KSL Salt Lake City (Deseret News), and WGN. 
 I'm scratching my head to come up with others.  There used to be a 
lot of 'em.    -Doug

On Sat, 09 Jul 2011 12:59:46 +0000, Bob Nelson  wrote:
>  A ban on media cross ownership (newspapers and TV stations under 
> common ownership in same market) has been restored, despite some 
> holding views that there is more than enough diversity of ownership 
> and views. In some cases owners are grandfathered in (Chicago: 
> Tribune, WGN). You may recall in 1994, Rupert Murdoch was forced to 
> sell The Boston Herald (to his employee Patrick Purcell) since he 
> couldn't own both that and WFXT-Ch 25. I remember Ted Kennedy (prob. 
> no fan of the tabloid) calling in to the Jerry Williams show about it. 
>  >>The decision is a setback for media conglomerates, which argue 
> that consumers have more sources of information than ever in an age 
> of 24-hour cable television and an endless supply of online news 
> outlets
>  Is there enough media ownership diversity out there? I will note 
> that the rule affects newspapers and
>  TV stations, not radio (example: Boston Phoenix owning WFNX). I 
> wasn't sure if radio was affected in the past. 

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