Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

T-Mobile, Sprint show signs of impending merger

The long-rumored and much-anticipated merger of T-Mobile and Sprint merger may be happening soon.

President Trump says poll about fake news, published by ‘dishonest’ Politico, is real news

You can’t trust the media, according to President Donald Trump — unless the media happens to tell you that many people don’t trust the media.

Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial

Facebook is testing a major change that would shift non-promoted posts out of its news feed, a move that could be catastrophic for publishers relying on the social network for their audience.

Can Alphabet’s Jigsaw Solve Google’s Most Vexing Problems?

With Alphabet’s engineering resources, Jigsaw translates this research into internet tools that combat hate speech, detect fake news, and defend against cyberattacks.

Journalism’s Broken Business Model Won’t Be Solved by Billionaires

The story of Alice Rogoff and the Alaska Dispatch News is a cautionary tale that shows the limits of what a wealthy owner is willing, or able, to do for a struggling newspaper in the digital era.

Thoughtfully Modernizing the Commission’s Media Ownership Rules

I think it is important to address the elephant in the room. There is currently a merger pending before the Commission that some argue will benefit from, and is the reason for, any changes to our media ownership rules.

The movement to regulate Facebook is attracting powerful new allies

Sens Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) took the first steps toward regulating online political advertising in a manner similar to the way the government already regulates these ads in traditional media.

Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.

Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency.

NHMC warns Verizon of possible protest over Univision blackout

The National Hispanic Media Coalition is threatening to rally Latino leaders against Verizon for its removal of Univision from the Verizon Fios service.

Verizon Gives FCC Its Side of Univision Impasse

Verizon gave Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai its side of the carriage dispute with Univision that has resulted in those networks being off Verizon pay-TV and wireless platforms.