A report in the Washington Times says that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is going forward with a plan to look at how newsrooms choose the stories they cover.
From the article, the FCC is quoted as saying that the plan will, "identify and understand the critical information needs of the American public, with special emphasis on vulnerable-disadvantaged populations."
Starting this Spring, according to FCC Commissioner Ajit Paj, the FCC will begin sending researchers to Columbia, South Carolina. The researchers, according to Paj, will talk to reporters, editors, and station owners about how they select what stories to report on.
The program is called, "Critical Information Needs."
The FCC says the program is voluntary at this time. But what happens if you don't volunteer??