THE CASE AGAIN ST MED IA CON SOLID ATION Evidence on Concentration, Localism and Diversity
Edited by Mark N. Cooper
Donald McGannon Center for Communications Research, Fordham University
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The papers in this volume were filed as Comments and a Compendium of Research in the Media Ownership proceeding at the Federal Communications Commission. The following organizations contributed to the preparation of these studies: Benton Foundation Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law Consumer Federation of America Consumers Union Ford Foundation Free Press Independent Film and Television Alliance Donald McGannon Communications Research Center Media and Democracy Coalition Open Society Institute Otto Hass Charitable Trust Social Science Research Council The opinions expressed in the papers are solely those of the individual authors. In addition to the authorship of several papers in this volume, the crew at Free Press – Matt Woodbury, Adam Lynn and S. D erek Turner – did yeoman’s w ork in tirelessly and diligently undertaking the tasks that make research possible and readable, i.e. creating data sets, formatting tables and editing text. Ben Byrne of Free Press designed the cover.
Introduction Larry A. Blosser, Ben Scott, Jeannine Kenney, Gene Kimmelman and Glenn B. Manishin COMPENDIUM OF PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP, DIVERSITY AND LOCALISM 1
PART I. LAW AND POLICY 1. Supreme Court Jurisprudence Supports Media Ownership Limits Mark Cooper 2. The Legal and Social Bases of Localism are Stronger than Ever Marjorie Heins and Mark Cooper 3. A Broad, Positive View...