The appeal of the FCC's latest attempt to lift reasonable limits on ownership of media will be heard in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, the same court which found the FCC's prior attempt to lift media ownership limits "arbitrary and capricious" and contrary to law. While Kevin Martin's latest iteration of media deregulation is less sweeping than his predecessor Michael Powell's, it still would allow far more cross-ownership of local media, including joint ownership of large newspapers and TV stations, the two primary sources for local community news. Media Ownership Challenge Moved To Third Circuit - 11/4/2008 3:00:00 PM - Broadcasting & Cable.
"The Home Office" is usually Jonathan Rintels, the President and Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media. For over two decades, he has been a working screenwriter and member of the Writers Guild of America, west.