The First Amendment as a Shield or a Sword: An Integrated Look at Regulation of Multi-Media Ownership,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The purpose of this paper is to 1 examine the different ways in which the First Amendment has been applied with respect to concentrations of control over the mass media--newspapers, radio and television broadcast facilities, and cable television systems, 2 review the existing and proposed regulations concerning monopoly, duopoly, multiple ownership, multi-media ownership, or cross--ownership of the media, 3 explore, in the light of a continued trend toward amalgamation of media ownership, the viability of alternative policies which would assure a diversity of information reaching the public regardless of ownership or control of the transmission facilities, and 4 project, from recent judicial decisions concerning media ownership, what directions government policy might take to promote a diverse marketplace of ideas.
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