Ten Policy Debates Shaping Journalism Right Now


The wide-ranging debates and policy proceedings happening in DC right now regarding the future of media could have an enormous impact on journalism in America. Here's a rundown of the key debates that will shape journalism in the coming years.


1) Federal Communications Commission's initiative on the "Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age"

2) Federal Trade Commission's investigation, "How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age"

3) The Newspaper Revitalization Act (Introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) in the Senate and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY))

4) The Shield Law

5) The FCC's Media Ownership Review

6) The Comcast-NBC Merger

7) The National Broadband Plan

8) Network Neutrality

9) The Local Community Radio Act and

10) Community Access Preservation Act of 2009.

Ten Policy Debates Shaping Journalism Right Now