The Federal Communications Commission has announced the first of a series of public hearings on media ownership, to take place October 2 in Los Angeles. This is an important opportunity for Americans to get their voices heard on the kind of media they want. From the press release, FCC chairman Kevin Martin is quoted as saying:
Public input is integral to this process. The Commission will hold public hearings in diverse locations around the country to fully involve the American people in its review of our media ownership rules… I look forward to hearing from the
American people on a variety of subjects at these hearings such as the impact of
the Commission’s rules on localism, minority ownership, and various types of
programming like independent and religious programming and children’s and
No location or times have been announced yet. Check out Free Press’s website for preparations for and updates on this hearing by progressive media groups around the country.