22 February, 2014

FCC throws out plan to question reporters about news coverage

Found this at Ars Technica -
""However, in the course of FCC review and public comment, concerns were raised that some of the questions may not have been appropriate," the statement continued. "Chairman Wheeler agreed that survey questions in the study directed toward media outlet managers, news directors, and reporters overstepped the bounds of what is required. Last week, Chairman Wheeler informed lawmakers that the Commission has no intention of regulating political or other speech of journalists or broadcasters and would be modifying the draft study. Yesterday, the Chairman directed that those questions be removed entirely.""
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