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The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers - Beware undisclosed influence on local news

November 17, 2017View for printing

Federal regulators rolled back decades-old rules on Thursday, making it far easier for media outlets to be bought and sold -- potentially leading to more newspapers, radio stations and television broadcasters being owned by a handful of companies.

A major beneficiary of the deregulatory moves, analysts say, is Sinclair, a conservative broadcasting company that is seeking to buy up Tribune Media for $3.9 billion.

By Brian Fung ... 70a2e3eaab9


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