The Fairness Doctrine and Media Bias
The Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters to provide a balanced presentation of viewpoints on public policy matters.
In the first of a two-part series on the media and Congress, media analysts talked about the Federal Communications Policy known as the… read more
In the first of a two-part series on the media and Congress, media analysts talked about the Federal Communications Policy known as the Fairness Doctrine, which was repealed in 1987. Topics included media bias, radio airwaves licensing, the roles of Internet and cable television, First Amendment rights, defining equal time, and consolidation of media markets.
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John Milewski Host Close Up Foundation
Steven Rendall Senior Analyst Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Adam D. Thierer Senior Fellow and Director Progress and Freedom Foundation->Center for Digital Media Freedom
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