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Political Spending Equals Public Files Interest

With 2014 marking the first full year of a national election under relaxed rules for how much can be spent on a political campaign, stations are poised for record campaign spending that can translate into record levels of political file reporting. Count on these filings being heavily scrutinized. It’s more important than ever to ensure everyone involved is up to speed on what needs to happen and how to avoid any potential fines or the damage to a station’s reputation that can result from running afoul the FCC rules.

 

By Mary Collins

TVNewsCheck, July 18, 2014

 

As of July 1, virtually all TV stations must upload their political files to the FCC’s online inspection site. Prior to that date, only the top four stations in the top 50 markets were required to use the Web-based system. With 2014 marking the first full year of a national election under relaxed rules for how much can be spent on a political campaign, stations are poised for record campaign spending that can translate into record levels of political file reporting. [READ MORE]

 


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Tuesday, September 16
Borrell Digital Benchmarking Report
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Tuesday, September 23
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Radio Music License Fees - Lessons Learned
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Tuesday, November 18
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Speaker: Eivind Sandstrand, arvato Systems
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BCCA Media Credit Seminar
Thursday, November 6
McGraw-Hill Building
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Media Finance Focus 2015
May 18-20, 2015
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May 19 - 21, 2014
Hilton Miami Downtown
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Useful Resources for Media Professionals...

Links to Regulations and Advice on Political Advertising

Election Assistance Commission
Federal Communications Commission Political Programming
Federal Communications Commission Electioneering Communications Database
Federal Election Commission
Federal Elections Commission - Special Notices on Political Ads and Solicitations
Statutes and Rules on Candidate Appearances & Advertising

Politics 2014: Local Market TV and the next Political Cycle
TVB Guide to 2014 Political Races & DMAs
2014 Political Advertising Handbook for Radio Sales and Management 
   (by RAB and Erwin Krasnow & John Wells King)
Political Advertising Handbook for the Television Sales Executive 
   (by Erwin Krasnow & John Wells King)
Political Broadcasting (Broadcast Law Blog by David Oxenford)


NAB offers a number of special resources and forms covering political advertising.
Please see the links below to visit the NAB Store.

·         NAB Political Broadcast Catechism, 17th Edition

·         Political Broadcast Forms - PB 18

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

     


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