The media landscape isn’t exactly pretty right now, but it’s about to get a lot worse.
On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission intends to lift restrictions on media ownership that could allow your local newspaper, cable provider, radio stations, and TV channels all to be owned by one company. The result could be the disappearance of the checks and balances provided by a competitive media marketplace and huge cutbacks in local news and reporting. Good, balanced information is the basis for our democracy. That’s why we’re asking that:
“Congress and the FCC should stop media deregulation and work to make the media diverse, competitive, balanced, and fair.”
The politicians think that no one cares about this stuff except paid lobbyists. This is one of those situations where a couple thousand emails could really make a difference. So go sign the petition, now. Really. Go.