/// Media Companies Spending Big on Lobbying

June 22, 2011  |  Media Week

Big media companies are opening their wallets wider and wider to lobby the federal government on issues in which the companies have a vested interest. The biggest spender in the first quarter of this year was Comcast, which spent a whopping $5.7 million in the first quarter lobbying the government for the go-ahead to close its deal to acquire NBCUniversal. That's almost double the $3.1 million it spent on lobbying during the same period last year. News Corp. is also high on the list. Rupert Murdoch’s media empire spent $1.57 million on lobbying last quarter, up from $1.08 million year over year. Fox, a News Corp.

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