How the Future of Local Media Is on the Ballot in the 2020 Election

The Supreme Court will decide on FCC’s years-long push to relax media ownership rules, but under which president?

The future of the local TV industry could very well come down to who wins Tuesday’s election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Early next year, the Supreme Court will decide on a decades-old legal battle centered around the Federal Communications Commission’s attempts to make local media ownership rules less restrictive. The result could have a far-reaching impact on one of the oldest businesses in the TV industry.

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Tim Baysinger

TV reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays