TELEVISION NEWS is to be widely criticized. superficial. overly repetitive. lacking in depth. phony as opposed to phoned in. worst of all not enough real local news. local stations like the sf bay area'sktvu 2 oakland or kron 4 san francisco kpix 5 san francisco or kqed really report local news. cable news is characterized by cnn-style news rotations of the same-news-same-story every 1/2 hour. then they invented headline news to make things even worse. broadcast channels are the premiere news programs with nbc's nightline or abc's 20/20 or cbs evening news with tom brocaw or the pbsmcneil-lehr news hour. other news gathering sources are covered in the next edition "wire services". watch almost live news on your apple ipad but not on your amazon kindle or sony reader.
publishing and regulatory. "valleylist" 2012 adds a weekly focus on publishing and regulatory including the real time "valleylist" newsfeed. the bush-cheney "give it a year" proj ended up shipwrecked at the church buffet table. inertia and law enforcement have odd ideas that prevent anything from e-v-e-r being completed. new crew grew to move groove to new tableau. from the mass communications side entirely a success as the fcc regulates broadcast and cable closely monitoring equal access to broadcast technology and bandwidth. the fcc resolves disputes on everything from naming new programs to the numbering scheme for cable channels. for a complete and total waste of time imitate rupert murdoch and launch your own cable news program and grab all top 10 positions. or perhaps you'd like to try just making something up and seeing if it flies like the bush-cheney boondoggle. no thx. the federal government closely monitors television and the media including a number of important mergers recently. the doj resolved the nbc-comcast merger anti-trust case  the cbs-viacom merger  the disney-abc merger and also approved murdoch's fox news  and bloomberg television . cross-ownership laws and decency rules are among the dozens of laws governing the television news industry. news television continues to be guided by the fairness doctrine and continuously challenged in the courts and anti-trust complaints that limit control of the media.