FCC Report says Local Reporting in Crisis

Friday, June 17, 2011

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FCC Report (ChicagoGeek/flickr)

Last week the FCC released a report which, at 360 pages, is one of the most comprehensive overviews of the US media ever produced. One key finding is that while media in general are diverse and vigorous, local reporting has taken a significant hit. Worst of all, neither old nor new media seem to have the resources to hold government accountable. Steve Waldman, who headed the project, explains.


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