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Big Brother Coming to a Newsroom Near You?
Blaine McCartney, Photographer
Cheyenne | WY | USA | Posted: 3:21 PM on 02.19.14
->> http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/02/19/govt-monitors-newsrooms-fcc-look-media...
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PJ Heller, Photographer
Christchurch | NZ | | Posted: 4:19 PM on 02.19.14
->> You can read the FCC proposal here: http://tinyurl.com/lu6vjwy
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Jeff Stanton, Photographer
Atlanta | Ga | USA | Posted: 5:44 PM on 02.19.14
->> If this truly is the case, every single member here, in fact every single American, should be up in arms over this kind of behavior.
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Sean Burges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Canberra | ACT | Australia | Posted: 8:47 PM on 02.19.14
->> I'm not sure if this is worth posting here for the flames it will inevitably bring, but like P J Heller quietly suggested, do your journalistic due diligence and read the study proposal, not the headlines.

From a quick scan, what the proposal is really doing is asking what is broadcast/printed and how are decisions to publish that information made. The follow up is are there market gaps in communicating information the public needs that aren't being filled because of the structure of existing FCC regulations. In other words, are competing voices being shut out by government procedures and could the FCC be doing something to facilitate MORE media broadcasts, not controlling existing ones. I think any idea that any US government of any stripe would try to actively constrain the media through the FCC is pushing the bounds of rationality.

Where I'd get a bit worried with the study is on the size of some of the samples, specifically under the 'Community Ecology Study'. The US has a rather diverse 290 million or so people. Is a survey of 4392 people and in depth interviews of 504 really going to capture the level of detail necessary to do something useful to support the project?

Frankly, this sounds like it could be very good news for a lot of new journalism grads worried about their job prospects. It might just result in concerted efforts to ease the way for more media outlets to open.
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David Butler II, Photographer
Somers | CT | USA | Posted: 9:07 PM on 02.20.14
->> Read Page 11 and 12.

http://transition.fcc.gov/bureaus/ocbo/FCC_Final_Research_Design_6_markets....

I would ask everyone to think about this question I have... "Why" Why does the FCC want this kind of study.... "Why"

We are in new times...
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David Butler II, Photographer
Somers | CT | USA | Posted: 10:15 PM on 02.20.14
->> http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/20/meet-the-fcc-commissioner-whos-b.../
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Sean Burges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Canberra | ACT | Australia | Posted: 3:11 PM on 02.24.14
->> More or less what I suspected... the work has already been done. Hire an eager young new PhD or two on a year's contract to write a literature survey and you no longer need to commission a multimillion dollar study.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/02/24/the-fcc-doesn.../

Anyways, the proposed study is apparently now dead.
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