Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

IAC's Barry Diller: Comcast is the 'most perfectly positioned ' company in media now

"Of all those companies, Comcast is the most perfectly positioned because they are really on the distribution side in a significant way, and they're on the production side also in a significant way," said Barry Diller at the Internet Association's

AT&T’s Merger Fight Heads Toward Pre-Thanksgiving Showdown

The Justice Department is encouraging AT&T to address antitrust officials’ concerns about the $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner before the Nov.

Rupert Murdoch spent a lifetime building a media empire — will he break it up?

Rupert Murdoch is one of the most driven moguls in media, defying the odds for more than a half-century to build a global media empire from a small newspaper in Australia.

State Attorneys General Are Google's Next Headache

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said he is investigating whether Google violated Missouri’s consumer-protection and antitrust laws. In one respect, Hawley’s investigation is “one AG in one state,” says Bradley Tusk, a political fixer for Sil

Facebook wants 'flexibility' in political advertising regulations

Facebook says that it supports the government’s push to further regulate election ads on digital platforms, but qualifies that it wants flexible rules.The company explained in comments it sent to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that new regu

Disney Ban Elevated Tension at Los Angeles Times Newsroom

A dispute between The Los Angeles Times and the Walt Disney Company has ignited a battle between the paper’s employees and its new top management. On the morning of Nov.

AT&T Ready to Probe the White House’s Role in Time Warner Deal

Apparently, AT&T will try to dig into whether the White House influenced the Justice Department’s review of the company’s planned takeover of Time Warner if the government sues to block the deal.  In the event of a trial over the $85.4 billion

'Way too little, way too late': Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing

Journalists working for Facebook say the social media site’s fact-checking tools have largely failed and that the company has exploited their labor for a public relations campaign.

Date/Location Details: 

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Date: 
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:30 to 17:00

Is AT&T/Time Warner a Bad Deal? Or Getting a Bad Deal?

News broke on November 8 that the Department of Justice is seeking to alter, if not block, AT&T’s proposed purchase of Time Warner. What until recently had seemed like a done deal is now up in the air. And different narratives are emerging.