RTNDA, 70 media organizations ask FCC to rescind Comcast fines

WASHINGTON: The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) and more than 70 media organizations have filed a statement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of Comcast, who's facing $20,000 in fines for what the FCC says were violations in airing unidentified VNRs. Among the organizations that have signed on to the letter are a number of state broadcasting groups, such as the Massachusetts Broadcast Association, NBC Television Network, and Meredith Corporation. The letter asserts that the fine is in violation of journalists' First Amendment rights.

WASHINGTON: The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) and more than 70 media organizations have filed a statement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of Comcast, who's facing $20,000 in fines for what the FCC says were violations in airing unidentified VNRs. Among the organizations that have signed on to the letter are a number of state broadcasting groups, such as the Massachusetts Broadcast Association, NBC Television Network, and Meredith Corporation. The letter asserts that the fine is in violation of journalists' First Amendment rights.

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