Top Five Markets
FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin has proposed to allow big-city newspapers to buy lesser-watched television stations in the same city. Here's how the change would affect the top five media markets in the country.
New York: Tribune Co. has a waiver to continue to own Newsday and TV station WPIX. It would no longer need the waiver but could not buy another station.
Los Angeles: Tribune has a waiver to allow it to own the Los Angeles Times and TV station KTLA. It would no longer need the waiver but could not buy another station.
Chicago: Tribune's ownership of the Chicago Tribune and WGN is grandfathered. It would no longer require the exception but could not buy another station.
Philadelphia: No current cross-ownership.
Dallas-Fort Worth: Belo owns the Dallas Morning News and WFAA television, but the company is spinning off TV stations, eliminating the need for a waiver.