Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Tech giants sought early inroads with President Trump's FTC

Google, Amazon, and Snap wasted little time in 2018 in trying to cultivate the new crop of enforcers at the Federal Trade Commission, an agency that will play a key role in any Washington crackdown on the tech industry.


United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:00
18-5214 USA v. AT&T, Inc. 30 minutes per side


Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law 

House Judiciary Committee

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:00




The Honorable Makan Delrahim Assistant Attorney General Department of Justice Antitrust Division    
The Honorable Joseph J. Simms Chairman Federal Trade Commission



Nexstar Reaches Deal to Buy Tribune Media for $4.1 Billion

Apparently, Nexstar Media Group has reached an agreement in principle to buy Tribune Media Co. for about $4.1 billion. The acquisition would add Tribune Media’s 42 stations in major markets to Nexstar’s portfolio of about 175 TV stations in cities

Facebook used people’s data as a bargaining chip, emails and court filings suggest

Facebook executives in recent years appeared to discuss giving access to their valuable user data to some companies that bought advertising when it was struggling to launch its mobile ad business, according to internal emails quoted in newly-unred

Facebook to offer early look at parts of civil rights audit

Facebook will release an early report on an audit of civil rights on its platform by the end of 2018, according to Color of Change, an advocacy organization that demanded the move in a meeting with COO Sheryl Sandberg. The social network hasn’t ye

How to think local about the global tech companies

Remember when futurists told us that the internet would result in the “death of distance”? That prophecy has fallen short, as cities remain hubs for commerce and community. The growing geographic consequences of digital technologies puts new deman

Rep Nadler Sounds Off On Google Hearing

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has called an upcoming House Judiciary Committee hearing with Google CEO Sundar Pichai an important “step to restoring public trust in Google & all the companies that shape the Internet.” But the pro

The 1996 law that made the web is in the crosshairs

In the face of that toxic content’s intractability and the futility of the tech giants’ attempts to deal with it, it’s become a mainstream belief in Washington, DC–and a growing realization in Silicon Valley–that it’s no longer a question of wheth

Consumer Groups Call for Sprint-T-Mobile House Hearing

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have joined with Consumer Reports, Common Cause and others to call for House hearings on the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger in the next Congress. In letters to l