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FCC changes regulations governing ownership of media outlets

This past Tuesday, in a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission relaxed some of the restrictions on media ownership, creating great rancor among public media watchdog groups and a number of concerned United States senators. Under the new changes a company can now own a newspaper and a television station in the same city, something which had not been possible for thirty years. In the...
Creator of Simpsons Alleges Fox Almost Sued Itself Over Parody

In an interview with Terry Gross of National Public Radio this week, Matt Groening (the creator of The Simpsons) commented that the Fox News Channel threatened to sue Fox Entertainment (its sister network) over a recent parody of the right-wing news channel. In this particular episode of the Simpsons, a rolling news ticker ran along the bottom of the screen, in the same fashion as on the Fox News...
Code of conduct proposed for blogs

Bloggers disinclined toward suggestion of Net civility Bloggers code of conduct Blog 100 BuzzMachine Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers Internet Scout...
Bill Moyers Journal

Among the many fine names associated with public television, Bill Moyers is one that frequently comes up in conversation. Moyers recently decided to return to public television after a brief hiatus, and if this website is any indication, he appears to be back to stay for some time. The goal of this new show is to "feature analysis of vital issues, strong interviews with unique voices on politics,...
The State of the News Media 2010

Written and researched by staff members at the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism, the State of the News Media 2010 report is designed to provide "as much data as possible about all the major sectors of journalism, identify trends across media, mark key findings, and delve deep into each sector and note areas for further inquiry." Released in March 2010, the report includes content analysis...
Internet Archive: TV News

The Internet Archive has created this very ambitious project to bring together over 371,000 news broadcasts of various origins since 2009. Students of communications, media, and related fields will find much to revel in here. Visitors can search all of the captions from each program on the homepage or look at the Recent Extracted Topics word cloud. Not surprisingly, some of the popular words here...