The Fair Media Council is in the news, as InnovateLI.com was the first to report on the Fair Media Council’s opposition to the Altice-Cablevision deal.
Citing grave concern for the public interest, public safety and local economy, the Fair Media Council voiced strong opposition in a filing with the Public Service Commission over the Altice-Cablevision sale and urged the PSC not to approve the deal.
“The Fair Media Council has listened intently to the concerns expressed by our members and supporters, and the consensus is simply this: No to foreign ownership. No to the loss of local control. No to Cablevision revenue leaving the local economy. No to the announced cost-cutting measures that will surely result in job loss and diminished service, news and information,” said Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement.
In its Feb. 5, 2016 filing with the Public Service Commission, FMC expressed ‘no confidence’ in the Altice sale – noting Altice’s own strategy amounted to little more than profit margins gained through cost-cutting measures.
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The Fair Media Council is one of the oldest and most successful media watchdog organizations in the country. Based on Long Island since 1979, FMC has nearly 200 corporations and nonprofit organizations as members. FMC advocates for quality local news and works to create a media savvy society. Contact FMC at 516.224.1860 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovate Long Island was founded by former Long Island Business News publisher John Kominicki to cover the region’s next economy, including its research labs, universities, startups, incubators, accelerators and other businesses involved in – but not limited to – IT, biotech, clean energy, medical devices, pharma and nutraceuticals, plus emerging firms in food, beverage and fashion. And new media. Digital anything. Innovators of every size and stripe welcome. Contact John Kominicki at email@example.com