“Diagnosis sound, remedies lacking” in FCC report, Jessica Clark writes

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Media analyst Jessica Clark says that consensus on the “Information Needs of Communities” report from the Federal Communications Commission seems to be, the diagnosis is sound but remedies are lacking. Clark writes on MediaShift that the report makes a clear case that local reporting is dying — “yet, bafflingly … stops short of offering bold solutions.” She notes that in a statement in reaction to the report, Commissioner Michael Copps also observed that “the policy recommendations … don’t track the diagnosis.” She also compiled reactions to the report in the news using Storify. (Editor’s note: Clark is a senior fellow at American University’s School of Communication, which acquired Current in January.) Here’s a link to the FCC report, and here is the section on nonprofit media that includes pubcasting.

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