Measure Pushes Broadcast Diversity – Rocky Mount Telegram

Measure pushes broadcast diversity – Rocky Mount Telegram

A local lawmaker has introduced federal legislation to help increase diversity of ownership in broadcasting.
“In today’s omnipresent media environment, the need to increase diverse voices that can contribute to the dialogue has never been more important,” said U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-1st District.
To that end, Butterfield, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, recently announced filing of the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act. The law would increase diversity in the broadcasting industry by strengthening data and reporting requirements at the Federal Communications Commission, re-establishing the tax certificate program and creating a …

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