The FCC is holding open hearings in southern California today about ownership in the new media world. They do this only somewhat reluctantly having been ordered by a federal court to overhaul the attempt to open the door to conglomerate ownership in the industry. I am blogging the proceedings today as I watch the webcast hosted by the FCC. Loud applause from the audience indicates a good crowd is on hand and there is support for diversity and local input into the media world. Jesse Jackson is on hand so we know this hearing is going to get some media coverage from the very targets of the hearing!