Below is a list of recent, relevant research and studies conducted both by the FCC and by a variety of outside groups (a list that we are regularly supplementing). To the extent that they contain recommendations, which are the most meritorious? Which are the most troubling? What other subject areas should be studied and/or additional data collected? Are there other completed studies that should be added to the list and considered?
AJR Staff. (2009). “AJR’s 2009 Count of Statehouse Reporters,” American Journalism Review, Apr./May. Available at http://www.ajr.org/article.asp?id=4722.
Alliance for Better Campaigns, Benton Foundation, Center for Creative Voices in Media, Center for Digital Democracy, Common Cause, Media Access Project, et. al (2004, Apr. 7). Public Interest Obligations and the Digital Television Age (Proposed Guidelines). Available at http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=6516886561.
Estabrook, Leigh, Rainie, Lee, & Evans Witt (2007, Dec. 30). Information Searches that Solve Problems: How People Use the Internet, Libraries, and Government Agencies When They Need Help, at 10, 22 (Pew Internet & American Life Project). Available at http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2007/Information-Searches-That-Solve-Problems.aspx.Federal Communications Commission (1946, March 7). Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Lincensees (historical Commission report, also known as the "Blue Book"). Available at http://reboot.fcc.gov/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=9f04f8f3-0ef9-485e-bbdb-544e29bc70a6&groupId=101236.
Fine, Lauren Rich (2009, May 4-5). Bad Public Relations or Is This a Real Crisis?: YES(paper presented at Duke Conference on Nonprofit Media). Available at http://sanford.duke.edu/nonprofitmedia/documents/dwcrichfinefinal.pdf.
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