CLOSED: What government policies could improve the news and information media?


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Creative ideas are needed. Please tell us what could be done to improve information and news in this digital era.

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  4. Make public who determines if a new event/item can break in/interrupt a broadcast.

    Make public who determines if a new event/item can break in or interrupt a broadcast.

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  5. no cost access to television

    Don't allow big money control. We pay for television through taxes, we built it, we should still have access.

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  8. Decommission the Unconstitutional FCC!

    It is not the role of government to "improve" the media! The First Amendment instructs the government to leave the media and the free speech rights of the people alone. The FCC is -in my opinion- unconstitutional and should be abolished. America had maximum freedom when we had strictly limited government. Sadly we have strayed far from the original intent of our democratic republic.

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  9. Keep Telemarketers Out Easily

    It's a no-brainer considering the other high-tech programming that telephone service providers have these days. Just develop a program that would allow someone to enter only the phone numbers they want to receive. Then post the list of all other numbers with owner names in case the receiver does want to hear that message. The message to the caller could be: "Please leave a brief message if you wish to have receiver return your call."

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  10. Government has no business whatsoever in improving news or information. Stay out of our First Amendment

    Since the FCC is supposed to work for "We the People" I think we should have a civilian panel that will come into regional FCC offices to monitor emails, faxes, telephone calls, and other forms of internal communications, so we can improve the FCC in this dictatorial era.

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  11. It would be best for the FCC (government) to get out of the way.

    The marketplace does quite well at deciding what it needs and desires. Americans are much wiser than bureaucrats think. There are examples of government influence in media around the globe. None of those are very good.

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  13. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
    The Technology is an increasing part of today’s culture, especially for children and youth, it is educated people and family members responsibility to control and set limit to use of machines in order to live healthy and safe lives. FCC and Department of food and drug administration should force for health warning from internet service providers to issue addiction for health and safety reasons. Internet service providers should not support fake chat rooms and social networking users to keep innocent public busy for numbers of user policy.

    We have experienced that children's and youth who…

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  14. Fair and Free Elections for Freedom of Media & press

    Dear citizens, Last three years in State of Connecticut we have called local television media and press for political events coverage almost every week . We have paid for the Latter's to the Editors for The People Party activities a political party in Connecticut. We write Articles in six different languages for Different International Newspapers never had to pay for the Letter to the Editor only here in the United States.

    Mindel De La Torre Bureau Chief

    Dear Sir or Madam

    Last three years The People party of Connecticut has been calling Fox News CT, WFSB , CH 3, Hartford…

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  15. Non -Profit organizations working with families in minority communities are ignored by local media outlets.

    Media organizations choose to cover the violence in the community the coverage has a devastating effect on families and community development. Non-profits working to improve the quality of life for those who need help are ignored. The violence does not require much effort from the news room and it's crews. The coverage of non-profit services to families and teen require more time and effort.
    current policy to emphasize the negative does not mean time cannot be devoted to the positive elements within the community. Non-Profit
    organizations deserve a policy from the FCC to guarantee them access to the media outlets.

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  18. Make Internet Affordable and Available for Every American and Stop Cellular Providers from Limiting Data

    As the consumer, I do not choose how much data is on a website, or how much is consumed when I play a YouTube video. Verizon forced me out of my unlimited data plan when my old cell finally died. I'm in a small town in Louisiana with two grocery stores and one is Walmart. Local newspaper comes out twice a week. Maybe 1 in 50 here have the internet because they cannot afford it, so the only information they have access to is Fox News. Hundreds of thousands of Americans think and vote against their own best interest because…

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  19. Right to self-defense in the media

    Require media outlets to provide all those criticized the opportunity to request time to defend their character, reputation, or ideas - in the same medium at a prime time hour - and be given adequate time to make their case. In other words, make it possible to counter bad speech and ideas with good speech and ideas - and let the audience have access to a wider range of debate. Once they hear the whole case pro and con one trusts they will be able to be more discerning about true and false information and bad and good arguments.

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