Is the tide turning?

Posted by Mitchell - April 23, 2003 (entry 26)

There's signs that the efforts to stop or delay the June deregulation vote at the FCC is stepping up. Even Business Week chimed in to complain.

If you haven't already done so, and if you have a spare two minutes, please visit this webpage to alert Washington folk of what the FCC is trying to pull off. And lest you think this is an exercise in futility, note that 15 Senators, including some Republicans, have already joined in a letter of complaint. A storm is definitely brewing.

There's lots of updates on the left-hand side of the website: reports from the FCC Hearing in Chicago on April 2 have been posted, including a report critical of concentrated media ownership in the Chicago Daily-Herald. (CMA gets a prominent mention at the end!)

And an exciting new development: The National Conference on Media Reform will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, in November 2003.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this website are those of the individual members of Chicago Media Action who authored them, and not necessarily those of the entire membership of Chicago Media Action, nor of Chicago Media Action as an organization.

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.