FTC to the rescue

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it is holding hearings on the future of the news business and that made me scratch my head and so I called the head of the office of policy planning t here, Susan DeSanti, and asked why. She said the FTC is concerned with protecting consumers and competition and newspapers have a role in that and so if they’re in trouble, the FTC is paying attention. The agendas aren’t set but we’ll keep an eye on it.