Supreme Court

KNAU and Arizona News
2:46 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Rules on Media Ownership

SusanLesch

The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand rules that place limits on ownership of broadcast outlets and newspapers in local markets. 

The high court ruling means that one company is forbidden from owning both a major newspaper and a t.v. station in the same market. Tim McGuire, chair of the journalism department at Arizona State University says he is surprised by the decision.

McGuire says the most obvious example of dual ownership in Arizona is Gannett Corporation which owns the Arizona Republic and Channel 12.

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