Thune criticizes Wheeler for information leak, taking powers too far
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., on Thursday criticized Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler for his alleged role in the Lifeline nonpublic information leak. Thune also accused Wheeler of taking FCC regulatory powers too far with net-neutrality rules and his set-top-box proposal.
Morning Consult (7/7)
NAB pushes back against FCC's cross-ownership ban
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The National Association of Broadcasters is preparing to fight back against the Federal Communications Commission if it does not lift the cross-ownership ban for newspapers and broadcast stations. The NAB is awaiting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's specific proposals before making its arguments for lifting the ban, hinging much of its case on the "perilous state" of the newspaper industry.
Inside Radio (free content) (7/8)
Dolan family regains control of Newsday
The Dolan family sold Newsday to Altice in a $17.7 billion Cablevision deal but has agreed to purchase 75% back just two weeks after the initial deal, states a memo Patrick Dolan sent to employees. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (7/7), Multichannel News (7/7)
Emmis teams with NAB, radio groups for next-gen radios
Emmis Communications is working with the National Association of Broadcasters and other radio groups to approach automakers with how next-generation in-car radios should operate and appear in vehicles. "We want to make sure we have the proper relationships in place," says NAB's Dennis Wharton, to ensure "that radio retains its rightful place in the dashboard."
Pew: Majority of viewers see media as biased
A survey from Pew Research Center shows that 57% of respondents "often" receive their news from local, network or cable TV, with local news being the top draw, at 46%. However, viewers are less trusting of the media, with only 2 in 10 putting "a lot" of trust in the information they receive, while 74% say news outlets "favor one side."
Broadcasting & Cable (7/7)