Mizzou Symposium to Explore FCC Local News Report

8 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 15 2011 Nov 15, 2011 Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:54:19 AM CST November 15, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) -- A federal report that found shortcomings in local news coverage is the subject of a Tuesday symposium at the University of Missouri's Reynolds Journalism Institute.

The Federal Communications Commission report recommended spending more federal advertising money on local news media, easing tax rules for nonprofit news organizations and changing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The FCC regulates television broadcasters.

Report author and former FCC adviser Steven Waldman is among the scheduled speakers. Waldman is a former Newsweek correspondent and U.S. News & World Report editor who is now a senior media policy scholar at Columbia University.

More information can be found online at http://rjionline.org/events/fcc . The free public event will also be streamed online on the RJI website.

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