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Deregulation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been the direction from the telecommunications regulator as time has passed from the groups inception as an overseer for television and radio programming. As a result, corporate ownership has moved more toward mass consolidation and runs against the original and to some extent, current, goals and ideals set forth by the Commission. Diversity in programming and ownership has dwindled and the American public is not often who media sources are accountable to, but rather the corporate entities that reach across both forms of media. The solution lies in media accountability to the public by expanding who carries influence over media programming and reporting and can be seen in the models currently existing for public broadcasting.

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Honors Thesis-Campus Only