Saturday, March 1, 2014

FCC Cancels Newsroom Survey - Washington Wire - WSJ

 By Gautham Nagesh

Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn defended
the study in a speech at the Media Institute this week, saying it was
intended to inform the Commission’s regulations, not dictate what issues
should be covered.

“As a person who spent 14 years running a small weekly newspaper in
Charleston, S.C., I would never be a part of any effort to chill speech,
shape the news or influence news gatherers,” Ms. Clyburn said. “I am
about facilitating ownership and opportunities and making sound
decisions about our most critical industries based on solid research and
not rhetoric. Period.

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