Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday pledged to move swiftly to repeal media ownership limits that forbid one media company from owning a television station and newspaper in the same market.

Speaking to reporters in his first press conference since becoming chairman about a year ago, Martin acknowledged that reforming the so-called cross-ownership rule and other media merger limits was one of the few issues that he’s been unable to forge a consensus among commissioners over the past year. The FCC chairman said he would act as soon as the agency’s fifth commissioner is confirmed by the Senate.

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