Author of FCC Info Needs Report Questions Broadcasters & Campaign Transparency

Last week, the Columbia Journalism Review published Steven Waldman's piece, "Local TV News, Meet the Internet." Waldman, the lead author in the FCC's Information Needs of Communities Report last year, specifically addresses how the broadcaster's public file is utilized during the election cycle. As the article sub-head and main question, Waldman asks, "Why are broadcasters trying to block political campaign transparency?" If you're at all concerned about campaign spending on media outlets, give the article a read. Otherwise, at least watch Waldman discuss the FCC's Future of Media Workshop and the Knight Commission from a conference last March.