Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Facebook is testing a new section of the app specifically for local news and events

Facebook wants to make it easier for people to find local news from vetted sources. The social network is testing a new section inside its app called “Today In,” a feed made up entirely of local news, events and announcements.

Online giants must accept responsibility for impacts on the physical world

[Commentary] While we’re engaging in a new assessment of technology’s transformative impacts, no one should leave aside tech’s most physically enormous influence: its big role in reshaping the nation’s urban geography.

Sinclair Station Sales May Be Needed as Tribune Review Nears End

Sinclair Broadcast Group likely will face demands to sell TV stations in at least 10 cities to satisfy regulators who are wrapping up a review of the company’s plan to buy Tribune Media Co.

Demand Progress Wants FCC Inspector General to Investigate Chairman Pai Over Sinclair

Demand Progress, which strongly opposes Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune, wants the Federal Communications Commission inspector general (IG) to investigate FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over what it suggests are decisions meant to favor the broadca

Senate Commerce Committee Announces Hearing to Examine Extremist Propaganda on Social Media Platforms

Senate Commerce Committee Chiarman John Thune (R-SD) will convene a hearing titled “Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough?” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Verizon CTO: We won’t accelerate network investment due to new corporate tax rate

Verizon’s CTO said the company doesn’t plan to accelerate spending on its network due to new legislation that lowers corporate tax rates. “You probably don’t want to have big spikes in the capital allocation because then in the end it drives ineff

Senate Intelligence Committee Still Waiting for Twitter’s Answers in Russia Probe, Sen Warner Says

The Senate Intelligence Committee is still waiting on Twitter to answer questions in the committee’s Russia investigation, Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) said.  “I’m disappointed.

China exploits U.S. investment to conquer media

Chinese internet giants like Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba are ramping up investments in US tech and media companies.

Sinclair deal spooks liberals ahead of 2020 presidential race

Sinclair Broadcast Group's proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media would give the conservative-leaning company control of an additional TV station in Des Moines (IA) — one of the most important presidential primary media markets in the