This paper examines the wide range of lines of social scientific inquiry raised in the ongoing process of assessing and formulating media ownership policy. Specifically, this paper examines the areas of inquiry raised by the FCC's effort to craft an index for assessing viewpoint diversity in local media markets.
Napoli, Philip M. and Gillis, Nancy, "Media Ownership and the Diversity Index: Outlining a Social Science Research Agenda" (2008). McGannon Center Working Paper Series. Paper 5.