The Financial Interest and Syndication Rules and Changes in Program Diversity

  title={The Financial Interest and Syndication Rules and Changes in Program Diversity},
  author={Mara Einstein},
  journal={Journal of Media Economics},
  pages={1 - 18}
  • Mara Einstein
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Economics
  • Journal of Media Economics
This article examines the extent to which program diversity has changed over time on prime time, broadcast network television. This issue is analyzed through the rubric of the financial interest and syndication rules, Federal Communications Commission regulations that were enacted to increase program diversity. Diversity is assessed using quantitative methodologies and concludes that although program diversity on prime time broadcast television has fluctuated over time, it is not significantly… 
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