Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

What internet firms are saying now that net neutrality is no more

With the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of network neutrality rules set to go into effect in 2018, attention is turning to the pledges internet service providers have made to consumers about how they'll handle web traffic. Many are tak

How consumers could get shafted by new media

Proponents of major media mergers say that consumers will benefit if regulators approve the deals.

Poisoning The Well: The View Of Sinclair Broadcast Group From Flint

As far as media markets go, you’d be hard-pressed to find one with a greater need for fair and sober reporting than Flint (MI).

How to combat fake news and disinformation

Governments should promote news literacy and strong professional journalism in their societies.

Net neutrality: Did the FCC just take the Internet back to 2014?

When the Federal Communications Commission ruled to scrap Obama-era rules meant to prevent anti-competitive behavior by Internet service providers, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the action would simply return the Internet to 2014.

Net Neutrality Is Dead. The Internet Is Next.

[Commentary] In essence, the Federal Communications Commission has given Internet service providers the legal power to blackmail any content provider that does not pay them with the threat of a slowdown in service delivery.

Online innovation at risk following FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules

[Commentary] The vote by the Federal Communications Commission repealing its 2015 network neutrality rules will have an especially negative impact on online innovation.

Comcast to be “unleashed” on rivals when NBC merger conditions expire

In January 2018, the conditions imposed by the US government on Comcast's 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal will begin to expire. Smaller cable companies that compete against Comcast are worried that Comcast will raise the price for carrying "must-hav

ISPs won’t promise to treat all traffic equally after net neutrality

We’re still too far out to know exactly what disclosures all the big Internet service providers are going to make — the rules (or lack thereof) don’t actually go into effect for another few months — but many internet providers have been making sta

Net neutrality is dead. It’s time to fear Mickey Mouse

Disney just took control of 21st Century Fox’s media empire, and the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality regulations that prevent internet providers from discriminatory behavior.