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FCC Skeds Media Ownership Workshop

Financial and economic issues are the focus

The Media Bureau of the Federal Communication Commission will hold a media ownership workshop on Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. as part of the commission’s 2010 quadrennial review proceeding (MB Docket 09-182.)

The workshop will focus on financial and economic conditions and marketplace factors affecting the media industry and how the FCC should take these into account as it conducts its review process.

The workshop will also explore how new media are affecting broadcasters, the lending and investment practices in traditional media, and how market size affects financial issues related to broadcasting.

The forum will consist of two panels. The first will comprise smaller broadcasters and broadcasters that compete in smaller markets, as well as representatives of financial institutions that serve them.

The second panel, consisting of larger broadcasters or those that compete in larger markets, also will include financial institutions that serve those broadcasters.