Class Notes - Media Laws (Test 1)

Class Notes - Media Laws (Test 1) - Class Notes Media Laws...

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Class Notes – Media Laws 1. Equal Time Provision a. FCC policy that requires broadcast stations to make equivalent time available to all candidates running for public office b. Expanded in 1960's to include coverage of presidential speeches, enabling opposition parties to air a response 2. Fairness Doctrine a. Implemented by the FCC in 1949 b. Required stations to devote a reasonable amount of attention to public issues and include contrasting views c. Expanded in 1970 to require stations to contact individuals about whom controversial statements were made on television to give them time to respond d. Criticized as violating first amendment e. Reduced broadcasters willingness to provide public affairs forums 3. Red Lion Broadcasting Company vs. FCC, 1969 a. Supreme court ruled that broadcasters' rights are secondary to the public's rights of debate and information on public airwaves 4. Telecommunications Act of 1996 a. Considered the biggest reform of broadcast regulation since the formation of
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