How the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Is Changing Media Ownership Regulations


Stories in the news have a variety of purposes and types. These range from serious news to entertainment, including stories about celebrities and show business. Some news stories also have an element of surprise, such as a shocking photo or witty headline. Other types of stories can be negative or positive. While the content of news stories is important, they should also be relevant to the audience.

Media monopolies

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently engaged in rule making on media ownership. These changes will affect nearly every household in the country. They will have a profound effect on the news, advertising, communications, and entertainment industries. The rule making will determine whether existing media ownership regulations should be retained or changed. These regulations protect consumers by preventing media companies from monopolizing news, content, and advertising. They have been in place for more than 60 years.