Skip to comments.FCC Commissioner Wantsto Test the 'Public Value'of Every Broadcast Station
Posted on 12/03/2010 9:07:30 AM PST by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) - American journalism is in "grave peril," FCC Commissioner Michael Copps says, and to bolster "traditional media," he said the Federal Communications Commission should conduct a "public value test" of every commercial broadcast station at relicensing time.
In a speech at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York on Thursday, Copps also said station relicensing should happen every four years instead of the current eight.
"If a station passes the Public Value Test, it of course keeps the license it has earned to use the peoples airwaves," Copps said. "If not, it goes on probation for a year, renewable for an additional year if it demonstrates measurable progress. If the station fails again, give the license to someone who will use it to serve the public interest."
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Is the FCC sustainable?
I want to test the value of every commissioner. Not to mention every federal employee.
In a speech at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York on Thursday, Copps also said station relicensing should happen every four years instead of the current eight. "If a station passes the Public Value Test, it of course keeps the license it has earned to use the peoples airwaves,"
Censor the enemies of the Democrat Party. Makes sense.
What is a Public Value Test?
The public value of each radio station is tested already, and not just every eight years.
Rather, it’s tested EVERY DAY by listeners.
PBS fails such a test, as evidenced by the very few listeners they have.
Obama gives his flying monkeys machine guns. Not very smart.
There is little "journalism" in America today. The alphabet networks don't provide it, the 24 hour "news" networks don't...
400 so-called journalists on Journolist were exposed as colluding on election coverage to shield Barack Obama from negative press.
ABC News' Mark Halperin said the same thing in 2004 (essentially we don't have to cover both sides equally and we don't have to point out the lies from both sides because Bush is more evil than Kerry...).
clearly he has no idea how many people Beck and Limbaugh can turn out into the streets of D.C. if they choose to go to Defcon 5
Not to mention his proposed policy just sounds like a chicago style yearly shakedown of media corporations.
I propose instead we do a “public value test” of government employees.
The government testing the “value” of something?
What could go wrong?
Then we will discover Fox News has been on “Double-Secret” probation the whole time...
The Soviets had one.
FoxNews is on cable but then again, the FCC is claiming power over the interwebs too.
Exactly. The public itself, not the FCC makes the final determination of the "Public Value".
This is one of the biggest threats to the Conservative movements EVER. The beginnings of a totalitarian state control of the media!!!
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