One complaint today is that news is becoming more sensational and celebrity driven because it’s what the public wants. Newspapers are thinner, and cable news nets fill their schedules with nonfiction series and politically bent talk shows. And yet, C-SPAN remains a constant, having celebrated its 35th anniversary on Wed. Here’s a look at C-SPAN’s programming strategy throughout the years and what’s next for the network.

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The FCC’s upcoming vote to tighten some broadcast ownership rules isn’t doing anything to stop consolidation among broadcasters. Here’s the story.
NAB explained the economic necessity for JSAs between stations in an ex parte filing with the FCC Fri.

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