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Monday January 23, 2012

WGAE Urges the FCC to Stop Consolidation of Ownership of News

Excerpts from the Guild’s comments to the FCC:“The Writers Guild of America, East takes issue with the assertion made by various media companies that consolidation of ownership frees up resources to improve news coverage. There is no substitute for spending on trained, experienced journalists and giving them the time and resources necessary to investigate, write, and produce material that is well-researched, thoughtful, and reliable. Simply permitting television, radio, internet, or newspaper outlets to combine will inevitably result in less substance, in the absence of clearly-defined requirements that specific levels of resources be devoted to journalism…"Click here to read the entire press release.

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