Ohio Journalism Students Answer Call to Uncover Political Ad Data

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I was very pleased to find this video in my inbox this morning. Two intrepid journalism students from Kent State — Megan Closser and Shanice Dunning — took me up on my challenge to visit their local TV stations and uncover data behind the political ads they run. Naturally, they took their cameras, but faced a surprising amount of resistance to using them.

The FCC is expected to vote this Friday on a proposal that will require broadcasters to post their ad data online, so students like these — as well as you — won’t have to play detective to find out how loudly money talks on TV.

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Updated: June 1, 2012

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