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By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
Cross-ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations has long been strictly regulated, but that may be about to change.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve a proposal that would permit ownership of both a newspaper and major television and radio station in the nation’s 20 largest markets.
The idea behind the limitation was to prevent a single media entity from dominating the free flow of information to a community.
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