Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Newspaper Association Wants to Block Sentate Bill to Delay FCC Vote

According to Multichannel News, the Newspaper Association of America has asked the Senate to "derail any legislative attempts to derail the FCC's Dec. 18 vote."

The FCC is scheduled to decide next week whether to relax cross-ownership restrictions on TV and newspaper in the top 20 markets. The bi-partisan Senate bill would require the FCC to delay its vote for at least 90 days, which would give Congress a chance to investigate the methods used by Chairman Martin to bring the rule to vote and his stewardship of the FCC in general.