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.
NPR | ProPublica Today the FCC is expected to vote on a new rule requiring that broadcast television stations post their records of political ad buys online. The debate over this rule is another illustration that the real… Read more
The Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to require local television stations to put detailed information about political advertising including the cost of specific commercials on their websites.
ProPublica | PEJ’s State of the Media ProPublica has waded into the debate between the FCC and local TV stations about whether they should be required to put their political ad spending reports online. “We tend to… Read more
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 ...