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Hispanic Media Merger Draws Justice Department Scrutiny

The Justice Department reviews a proposed union of two Spanish-language media companies to see if it violates federal media ownership rules. Some consumer groups say Univision's acquisition of the radio chain Hispanic Broadcasting -- a $2 billion deal -- would give the new company unprecedented control of the Hispanic market. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.