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 make available the information as public entities, but they were against putting things like ad rates online that could more easily be seen by marketplace rivals.
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... Read Post
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. Read Post