Analysis

Why a Few Derailments Won’t Stop the Media Merger Train

The Trump era has now seen two major media mergers halted or almost stopped — Sinclair Broadcast Group’s combination with Tribune Media, and AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Both transactions met with turbulence from the feds, but that does

Sen. Warner’s Platform Regulation: A good step forward, but what about ISPs?

Sen Mark Warner’s (D-VA) proposals to regulate social media platforms are by far the most ambitious to come from Congress. ProMarket gathered three experts to discuss the pros and cons.

Getting rid of Chevron? Be Careful What you Wish For

While unlikely to draw the level of attention given to abortion rights, the Affordable Care Act, and affirmative action, the status of the “Chevron doctrine” is, to many, a crucial consideration for and against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kava

To uphold its integrity, the Trump FCC must proceed with Sinclair hearing

Sinclair Broadcasting has a right to establish that that they did not engage in “misrepresentations and/or lack of candor”—an assertion by the Federal Communications Commission—in matters related to its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.

Large ISPs, Flushed with Capital, Blame Consumer Protections for Their Disregard of Rural America

Companies like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon are going around to state legislatures and telling them that any laws they pass that protect consumers will harm their ability to deploy networks in rural America.

Why the media shouldn’t go to 'war’ with President Trump

President Donald Trump has shifted lately from labeling the media “fake news” to the “enemy of the American people.” And his White House has taken an increasingly adversarial posture toward the press, including cutting off access and sharply scali

Moonves In The News: How CBS Is Telling Its Own Story

To its credit, CBS News has not shied away from reporting on its own top executives who stand accused of committing acts of sexual harassment and tolerating a culture of inappropriate sexual behavior -- most notably within the CBS News division.

Paul Ryan’s latest explanation for Trump’s tweets might be the worst of all

Mark Leibovich's New York Times Magazine profile of outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is essentially a series of attempts to get Speaker Ryan to a

Internet sales tax gives e-commerce companies a stake in local government

As our economy becomes increasingly digitized, more transactions are moving online and outside of local tax jurisdictions, costing states billions in lost sales tax revenue. The recent Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v.

We Need to Fix the News Media, Not Just Social Media

Because the stakes are so high, we need to look with extreme skepticism at proposals primarily designed to prop up the current consolidated and dysfunctional media landscape.