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2010 Media Ownership Studies

MB Docket No. 09-182
As part of the Commission’s 2010 Quadrennial Media Ownership proceeding, the Commission commissioned a number of economic studies to evaluate the current marketplace and the state of the media industry.  A complete list of the studies is below.  The studies, peer reviews, and responses will be posted as they become available.  The Commission will seek formal comment on all eleven studies within the context of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in this proceeding and requests that all comments on the studies be submitted to the Commission for consideration at that time.

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Media Ownership Study 1
Local Media Ownership and Media Quality, by Adam D. Rennhoff and Kenneth C. Wilbur

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Media Ownership Study 2
Consumer Valuation of Media as a Function of Local Market Structure, by Scott J. Savage and Donald M. Waldman

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Media Ownership Study 3
How the Ownership Structure of Media Markets Affects Civic Engagement and Political Knowledge, 2006-2008, by Lynn Vavreck, Simon Jackman, and Jeffrey B. Lewis

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Media Ownership Study 4
Local Information Programming and the Structure of Television Markets, by Jack Erb

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Media Ownership Study 5
Station Ownership and the Provision and Consumption of Radio News, by Joel Waldfogel

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Media Ownership Study 6
Less of the Same: The Lack of Local News on the Internet, by Matthew Hindman

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Media Ownership Study 7
Radio Station Ownership Structure and the Provision of Programming to Minority Audiences: Evidence from 2005-2009, by Joel Waldfogel

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Media Ownership Study 8A
Local Media Ownership and Viewpoint Diversity in Local Television News, by Adam D. Rennhoff and Kenneth C. Wilbur

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Media Ownership Study 8B
Diversity in Local Television News, by Lisa M. George and Felix Oberholzer-Gee

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Media Ownership Study 9
A Theoretical Analysis of the Impact of Local Market Structure on the Range of Viewpoints Supplied, by Isabelle Brocas, Juan D. Carrillo, and Simon Wilkie

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Media Ownership Study 10
Broadcast Ownership Rules and Innovation, by Andrew S. Wise

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** The authors of Study 3 chose not to respond to the peer reviewer.  This version of Study 3 has been edited by the authors to ensure the proper usage of terms referring to television markets in accordance with licensing agreements.

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