You have to hand it to Pro Publica for coming up with a creative work-around to one of the weirdest disputes at the FCC — the debate over whether to make local TV station data about political advertising available online. The public interest journalism group has begun to enlist people to visit local TV stations and copy the info about political ads that they’re already required to make public on paper.
Local TV stations will be required to post information including rates to a public database on the political ads they run, the Federal Communications Commission ruled Friday. How will this work? The FCC will host an online database ... Read Post
Broadcasters are not happy with today’s FCC passage of a rule that will force stations to put their political advertising information — like who is buying what time and for how much — online. Stations already have to compile and mak... Read Post