FCC for the People

April 07, 2008

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps outlines his vision in the Nation this week: "Truly democratic, diverse and vibrant media, on the other hand, are a powerful engine for turning grassroots hope into political possibility and eventually an irresistible force. All the other critical issues discussed in the magazine you are holding will be significantly influenced -- perhaps determined -- by whether we can democratize our media".

Commissioner Copps proposes: 1) reinvigorating the license-renewal process, 2) revising mediaownership rules, and 3) making "sure the Internet remains free of the network consolidation and content control that wreaked such havoc on more traditional media.http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080407/copps