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November 16, 2017
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on FCC Order Modernizing Media Ownership Rules

WASHINGTON -- In response to the FCC's adoption of an order modernizing broadcast media ownership regulations, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“NAB thanks the FCC for voting today to reform outdated broadcast media ownership rules. These rules are not only irrational in today’s media environment, but they have also weakened the newspaper industry, cost journalism jobs and forced local broadcast stations onto unequal footing with our national pay-TV and radio competitors. We are grateful the Commission has adopted a common-sense approach to media regulations that will foster innovation, reinvestment in investigative reporting and better service to our tens of millions of listeners and viewers.”

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