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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2016
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on FCC Adoption of Media Ownership Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- In response to the FCC voting on Wednesday to approve Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal on media ownership, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

“NAB strongly disagrees with the FCC’s decision to cling to long-outdated media ownership rules that no longer serve their purpose. For an agency that claims to be forward-thinking and focused on the future, when it comes to broadcasting, the FCC still applies analog regulation in the digital age. Most egregious is the Commission’s failure to remove its cross-ownership rules. The FCC’s greatest accomplishment with its latest order is to further hasten the great decline of our nation’s newspapers and the quality of journalism as a whole.”

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