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Americans Wary Of Media Consolidation

More than half of Americans think it should be against the law for one company to own a newspaper and a television station in the same market, according to a survey commissioned by consumer and telecommunications advocacy groups. According to the report from the Media and Democracy Coalition, 57% pf respondents feel this way -- and the level of support was about the same among political liberals, moderates and conservatives surveyed. Further, the survey found 70% of respondents think media consolidation is a problem. The data comes as FCC Chairman Kevin Martin pushes the agency to decide by Dec. 18 on whether to ease longstanding limits on how many media outlets a company may own in one market.

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