Readers Ask for Disclosure That Washington Post Owns Cable Co.
Readers and commenters on this blog have noted that The Washington Post Co. owns Cable One, a cable network that provides video and Internet service in 19 states.
The information, readers said, should be provided by opinion writers when they write about a net neutrality proposal at the Federal Communications Commission that could impact the way Internet service providers run their networks.
One reader, Derek Turner of public interest group Free Press, noted after my post about The Post's editorial on net neutrality (again, their writings are completely separate from the non-opinion stories on from the newsroom) that the disclosure was in order.
"This editorial could have supported the spirit of disclosure by mentioning that The Washington Post Company also owns Cable One -- an ISP that might stand to benefit financially in a market without Network Neutrality," Turner wrote.
Thanks for all the feedback and comments. Keep them coming.
October 1, 2009; 10:45 AM ET
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