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FCC Chief Aims to Relax Cross-Ownership Rules

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FCC Chief Aims to Relax Cross-Ownership Rules

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FCC Chief Aims to Relax Cross-Ownership Rules

FCC Chief Aims to Relax Cross-Ownership Rules

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This week, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin formally announced plans to relax media ownership rules by allowing newspapers in the top 20 markets to also own a TV or radio station in the same market. That's something that has been barred for more than 30 years.

Viewed alongside some other recent FCC actions, it raises the question, "What is Martin trying to do?"