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   An Open Letter to Fellow Media-Watchers

An Open Letter to Fellow Media-Watchers

Dear Readers,

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) appears determined to encourage media consolidation. If they are successful, every major media market will swiftly consolidate into just a few entities. It is vital for democracy that the FCC be stopped from implementing these plans.

The FCC has scheduled a SINGLE HEARING on the subject, to be held in Richmond, Va., in February.

Now's the time for us to make ourselves heard. The quality of our nation's public policy discourse is at stake. Please consider contacting the FCC and your representatives in Congress to encourage them to oppose deregulating media ownership laws and to request more hearings on the subject.

Two good places to read more about this subject are www.FAIR.org and www.democraticmedia.org. The latter also has a mechanism to send your emails to the FCC. Below are ways to contact the FCC, along with a Washington Post story that is on point.

Regards,
Scott Loughrey


References:
www.fcc.gov
http://www.fcc.gov/contacts.html
http://www.fcc.gov/mb/ (media bureau page)
FCC preparing to overhaul Telecom, media ownership rules

Selected Political Contacts: The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings
3000 Druid Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 367-1900
Fax: (410) 367-5331
http://www.house.gov/cummings/

The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski
Brown's Wharf
1629 Thames Street
Suite 400
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Telephone: (410) 962-4510
Email her.

The Honorable Paul Sarbanes
Tower I, Suite 1710
100 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-4436
TDD: (410) 962-3210
Email him.


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This story was published on January 8, 2003.
  
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