In a policy argument that could have implications for Connecticut, the chairman of the FCC is urging the elimination of the rule that bars most broadcasters from owning newspapers in the same market.
Ajit Pai argues that in a media landscape dominated by digital platforms like Facebook and Google, the old cross-ownership rules make no sense. In fact he says, if more radio and television stations could combine financial resources with newspapers, more newspapers would survive.
The cross ownership rule was a major issue for Fox 61 and the Hartford Courant. Lifting the rule could pave the way for a number of mergers in Connecticut. We’ll let your imagination do the work here.