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MEDIA OWNERSHIP ROLLBACK: FCC Chair Eyes June 2 Vote to Destroy Last Ownership Regulations on Media as Chicago Hosts Public Forum on Media Ownership

Giving your airwaves to corporations since 1934Michael Powell, FCC chair, has admitted to planning sweeping changes in U.S. media ownership during the first week of June in hopes of bringing the changes to a vote at the agency's June 2 meeting.

The planned changes could lead to a single company owning all the media properties in a single city and an acceleration of hypercommercialism of the media. But a movement is afoot to raise awareness of these plans in hopes of stopping them. Chicago takes the stage in this movement as Northwestern University law school hosts a free public forum on media ownership on Wednesday, April 2 (9:30am-4pm). FCC Commissioner Michael Copps is scheduled to attend.

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