Poli 362, Week 2 Notes
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Date Created: 01/27/16
In Class Speaker: Mignon Clyburn – Member of Federal Communications Committee • 3 legal advisors on the phone • Overview of key issues on Media horizon: o Incentive auction ▯ 2012 congress enacted spectrum act • Spectrum Act: The lifeblood of every form of wireless communication. • Spectrum is a finite resource • Biggest holder of spectrum is the National Government • Part of jobs act ▯ Authorized FCC to conduct a broadcast incentive auction • Made of 2 separate but interdependent auctions o 1 broadcast based: determines how much money they would get o Forward option: how much companies are willing to pay for flexible use of high speed wireless services ▯ Wireless providers will have an easier time for 5G • Support job and economic growth ▯ Only commercial and non commercial stations, (AS OF THE DATE OF ENACTMENT OF ACT) are allowed to participate in reverse auction • Low power stations are not protected ▯ FOX, CBS, UNIVISION, and others have all stated they are considering participating th ▯ Auction is scheduled to begin March 29 ▯ Participation is voluntary ▯ Every reasonable effort must be made so that individuals don’t lose TV stations ▯ Launched a website on Jan 8 to provide information to companies and the public ▯ After auction the spectrum will be transitioned to wireless providers o Upcoming video programming notice of inquiry ▯ Important as we move from TVs to other types of screens ▯ Force program bundling: hurt independent programs ▯ What role should commission take in helping independent programmers o Online Public File Proceeding ▯ Any candidates request for political advertisements ▯ Should have access to stations and ad sponsor information ▯ FCC required stations to post their documents to FCC database (2012) o DSTAC (Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee) ▯ Want to open market for people to receive video services ▯ 1 proposal: device manufacturers could access videos ▯ 1 proposal: could access videos without relying on companies to create application o Media Ownership ▯ There is a limit on how many media companies and company can own ▯ Congress commands FCC to review media ownership rules every 4 years ▯ Joint Sales Agreement: one station can sell advertising or time on another station in the same area • Considered a loophole o AM revitalization rule ▯ AM = amplitude modulation ▯ FM = frequency modulation ▯ Want to take care of the disparities on different radio modulations ▯ On Jan 29 CND (small companies) licenses can apply for this ▯ Means more money, opportunity, and listeners • Open Internet Order o Internet Service Provider relationship with consumer o Nothing to do with access to content o Came up with high level rules to protect consumers • FCC is in the fact finding, data collecting business o Moving forward it is necessary to recognize motivations and innovations o Give a number of programmers (who are independent and have been complaining for a while) to weigh in and get their voices heard o Not the agency of jurisdiction just the agency of influence • If you are using the internet to stream video it uses much more bandwidth than just plain data o Some internet companies have issues with this o Cable companies don’t like that they’re losing service o Should those who use more pay more? o This impacts the auction • What about cell phone providers offering unlimited Data plans? And what does this mean relating to the user experience? o Reasonable Network Management = as long as the company is not unreasonably favoring your own content or discriminating against others services, then you may engage in principles to ensure a high level of service for all users ▯ As long as no discrimination then yes, they may alter (reasonably manage) it universally • Must acknowledge that they are doing it • What is the government using their spectrum for? o FBI & CIA all have their own local wireless networks o Also many radars for aviation safety purposes o SEC has its own spectrum o Department of justice has its own Spectrum o All satellite services have their own as well • Ownership Rules (Fowler comments) o Rules are very important that democracy is explained with all of its alternatives o Print media is protected by the constitution ▯ Not true of electronics media o Commissioner could you sum up ownership rules? ▯ Current chair has decided that 2010 and 2014 report will be folded into a new report • This requires a vote ▯ Local ownership rules: limit how much you can own based on size of the market ▯ Rules to prevent loopholes 1/26/16 What is news? • See the handout • Print o Print journalism is most important for intellectuals o Series of editors that are divorced from editorial page editors ▯ News editors are managers of who is assigned to what story and how much coverage should be given to each story o Managing editor – sub editor – reporter • TV station o Managing editor is now called programming or news director o No mixing between news and editorial The Theory of News • If you took away media then democracy can’t work • Most Americans get most info from TV stations • Most TV stations have Sunday morning programming o Don’t ad much to the net intelligence politically o However many people are in church then • TV networks educate 50% of total population • Newspapers cover almost everywhere o However people who read them usually go to the business, sports or social pages o Rarely read about politics o People who pay attention to newspapers are the most influential in politics • Movies are an important part of media but don’t add much to democracy • Who or what is the Barnwell ring? • All of the political information from the media talked about thus far are public media o Anyone has access but individuals choose not to ▯ This damages our democracy
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