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  1. Osscene Commercial Broadcasts need not be overlooked!

    On a daily basis I have seen offensive and obscene commercials during daytime and evening hours, and this needs to stop. I am referring to these commercials that promoting male enhancement pills. This broadcast has come on throughout the day and evening hours when it shouldn’t. There should be tighter restrictions on what is being aired for promotional purposes because this particular ad is encouraging males to take a pill and in return you will be able to get more women and enjoy sex. Keep in mind that this is a local channel. According to the First Amendment indecent material…

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    • Media should devote more time to community stories and less time on crime

      Stories of crime floods television screens regularly and local news is subject to it as well. The news seemingly dedicates itself more to stories of destruction rather than stories of community involvement and concern or global issues. The results from the over representation of crime and violence leads to a poorly informed audience, whose concerns lie with fear, rather than rationale. Furthermore, this type of representation only helps to support false stereotypes behind criminals in society.

      The idea that television viewing helps to shape the fear of violence in the world is not an entirely new concept. The Cultivation Theory…

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      • News-only digital subchannels (The switchover was useful,right)?

        Like Channel 36.2 for a 24-hour news source

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        • Going Back to Journalistic Essentials

          Media companies have to change the way in which they deliver their news and information to their audience from many aspects. First, there needs to be a new look at what is actually news worthy; all while taking into consideration the world of journalism ethics that can apply to these media companies as well. While trying not to blame only media, I also believe that society needs to put an effort into changing as well. Members of society need to become more active in what the media delivers them, and be open to intellectual versatilities.

          Media companies I understand have…

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          • Cut back on infotainment

            Media companies should change their approaches to news and information by not allowing it to be dominated by infotainment. Vicente-Mariñol in his book review of News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment, says the author “defines global infotainment as the globalization of US-style, ratings driven television journalism. This privileges privatized soft news about celebrities, crime, corruption, and violence, and presents it as a form of spectacle at the expense of news about political, civic, and public affairs”. However, the big problem is that the entertainment portion of the segment over powers the news portion making it harder for one…

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            • educate the older generation to the computer world although some seem slow it is because they are, they weren't exposed to the tech world

              There approach needs to build positive jobs for everyone. This is a program that could bring communities together and bridge generations to gain an amicable blessing from both sides. everything has become so despondent and non personal. the media needs to be more educational to the general public rather than action packed and emotional rollercoasters. the new reality series of the HD world..inclusive of maybe two or three news casters in collaboration of present scenes - the past is to permeable and stale and quickly "been there" heard it. it needs to change its delivery and approach to embody everyones…

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              • Easier way to find personal information about the people who deliver the News to the viewers.

                One thing that I believe media companies need to change in their approach to delivering news and information is their relationships with the viewers, and how easy the access is to make that relationship. When news is beings delivered you are giving the employees of the news team’s names and their job descriptions. Then it goes on into the news where these people that you have never met are telling you what is going on in the local area around you. Some people might not care who these people are, but if they got to know them better, then maybe…

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                • The FCC should be able to investigate Cable Companies that refuse to negotiate or carry a News Channel simply because they don't want to.

                  Cable channels should not be allowed to refuse to carry a NEWS channel, simply because they don't like the name. I know a MAJOR cable company that gets several thousand requests to carry a NEWS channel and give the stock answer "We will submit a channel request to our programmers" when they have no intention of EVER negotiating or adding the channel. yet they have no problem adding JUNK channels that nobody wants.

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                  • Regulate fees for high speed internet in areas where only one provider exists

                    In my city there a handful of cable internet providers but once I explore options in my particular area there is a perfect drop off of coverage of all other carriers but one. When there is no competition it is a monopoly. (Note: Satellite and ISDN are unacceptable high speed options to me, cable is the only acceptable option.) FCC should present coverage maps in urban areas by type of service. Where only one option exists, an FCC-determined affordable rate internet option should be offered for an adequate data transfer rate.

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                    • allowing use of constitution namely free speech to be broadcasted on any and every news stations so get both side of storie

                      Use of constitution and free speech or namely the truth broadcaster globally on every network so that people that wants to know the truth is able to know it.

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                      • ESPN should be a PAY Channel like HBO

                        the FCC should IMMEDIATELY require that ESPN become a PREMIUM channel and require a PAID SUBSCRIPTION in order to get it - just like HBO. let the people that WANT ESPN PAY FOR ESPN. i will take a reduction in my cable bill of the $5.54 and let the people that want ESPN pay whatever it takes. STOP making people and GRANDMAS SUBSIDIZE a channel which they do not watch. STOP forcing people to SUBSIDIZE OUTRAGEOUS SPORTS SALARIES.

                        let the FREE MARKET work. any cable channel that charges cable companies more than 2.5X the average of all cable channels should…

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                        • Ala carte cable TV

                          Cable TV pricing has got completely out of hand. My provider just raise their rates again claiming the higher price of rebroadcasting services over cable. Their packages and bundles do little to curb the prices paid by their subscribers, plus their reaping the benefit of advertising dollars as well as subscription fees. A number of years ago, the FCC said cable/satellite providers "could" offer ala carte pricing. That is, you pay for what you actually use. In order to get the few channels I actually watch (about 15 of them)I have to subscribe to over 200. I would gladly pay…

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                          • Local networks always free

                            Pay providers should be obliged to provide the major local networks at no additional cost to the consumer. In order to do this, they would have to be provided this programming from the local stations for free. The networks should be making money from commercials, so commercial-skipping software would have to be illegal. This would stop pay tv providers from blacking out local stations which provide emergency information about weather, etc.

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                            • Charge broadcasters license fees of 10% of their revenues. Then award ($) journists for good works!

                              Charge corporations 10% for their license to broadcast, but use much of it to hold ongoing large cash awards or grants to journalists who get it right based on votes of journalists editors and professors of journalism.

                              This will make sure rewards are even and fair, rather than Rupert, absurd and wrong.

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                                • Limit Commercials

                                  I would like to see a ruling that would limit commercials to 10% of the air time. If it is a 1 hour show then you get 6 minutes of commercials.

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                                    • They should use social network sites like facebook to make news readily accessible

                                      Facebook is accessed by millions of people around the world . Statistics showed that more people logon on facebook than they even watch TV or listen to the radio.

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                                      • HOWARD STERN WAS FINED REPEATEDLY FOR NON COMPLIANCE OF FCC RULES! THIS LED TO REVOKED LICENSE! HE COULD ONLY HAVE TALK SHOW ON SIRIUS RADIO

                                        WHY should Rush Limbaugh be allowed!? HE is just as vulgar, bigoted As Howard Stern! !? People don't want that ON public radio Or TV stations! Put IT ON private airwaves!! Like Howard Stern!

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