Different Sides Oppose FCC Deregulation Plan
As ownership of the FCC proposed a new, deregulated plan, in regards to broadcast ownership, many voices took opposing sides on the topic. This include Newhouse Professor Chris Tuohey and Imraan Farukhi, who were both quoted in an article written by the Broadcast and Cable Magazine.
“As we struggle to find clear ‘truth’ in media, it becomes more important than ever that the sanctity of our broadcast spectrum and traditional news media is not adulterated by one specific voice,” said Farukhi. “The public is not well-served if there are only one or two companies providing local news and information to a particular market. A recent Pew Research study showed people who are civically engaged in their communities are more likely to use local news. I think that speaks to the need for more voices in local news coverage, not fewer,” added Tuohey.