Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
media
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$141,395,655
Number of Records: 
174
Note: 
The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The penalty dollar total above is adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Hearst$27,041,9957
Sinclair Broadcast Group$22,920,3216
Digital First Media$22,129,79711
RELX Group$16,819,2994
CBS$8,152,8157
Entercom Communications Corp.$7,615,0006
iHeartMedia$7,467,32915
Advance Publications$5,881,0002
Cumulus Media$3,667,9788
Cox Enterprises$3,528,64715


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Freedom Communications dba Orange County Register Digital First Media wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-state $22,000,000
Hearst Corporation Hearst consumer protection violation 2001 FTC $19,000,000
ChoicePoint, Inc. RELX Group consumer protection violation 2006 FTC $15,000,000
Sinclair Broadcast Group Sinclair Broadcast Group telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $13,376,200
Sinclair Broadcast Group Sinclair Broadcast Group telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $9,495,000
CBS Broadcasting, Inc. CBS employment discrimination 2000 EEOC $8,000,000
Conde Nast Advance Publications wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $5,850,000
Hearst Corporation Hearst premerger notification violation 2001 FTC $4,000,000
Hearst Corp. Hearst premerger notification violation 2001 DOJ_ANTITRUST $4,000,000
Entercom Communications Entercom Communications Corp. telecommunications violation 2007 FCC $4,000,000
Clear Channel Communications iHeartMedia telecommunications violation 2007 FCC $3,500,000
Lee Publications Lee Enterprises wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $3,200,000
CBS Radio Entercom Communications Corp. telecommunications violation 2007 FCC $3,000,000
Belo Corp. A.H. Belo wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-state $2,500,000
Citadel Broadcasting Cumulus Media telecommunications violation 2007 FCC $2,000,000
Cox Enterprises Inc. Cox Enterprises benefit plan administrator violation 2014 EBSA $1,986,918
Clear Channel Communications iHeartMedia telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $1,750,000
Kaplan Higher Education Graham Holdings False Claims Act 2015 USAO $1,300,000
Sirius XM Radio Sirius XM Holdings wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $1,297,350
LexisNexis Risk Solutions RELX Group employment discrimination 2017 OFCCP $1,245,000
iHeart Communications Inc. iHeartMedia telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $1,000,000
Univision Radio Univision Communications telecommunications violation 2010 FCC $1,000,000
Kaplan Inc. Graham Holdings wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
Cumulus Media Cumulus Media wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $923,133
Clear Channel Communications iHeartMedia telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $755,000
Scholastic Inc. Scholastic Corp. consumer protection violation 2005 FTC $710,000
Chicago Tribune Company Tribune Publishing wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $660,000
DAYTON NEWSPAPERS, INC. D/B/A COX OHIO PUBLISHING Cox Enterprises labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $599,537
Cox Communications Cox Enterprises telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $595,000
Cumulus Media Cumulus Media telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $540,000
Careerbuilder.com Tegna wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $524,216
Univision Services Inc. Univision Communications fraud 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $500,000
Southern Progress Corporation Meredith consumer protection violation 2002 FTC $500,000
Detroit Newspapers f/k/a Detroit Newspaper Agency Gannett labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $369,981
Infinity Broadcasting Entercom Communications Corp. telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $357,500
Emmis Communications Emmis Communications telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $300,000
Reed Elsevier, Inc. RELX Group wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $292,379
Elsevier, Inc. RELX Group wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $281,920
Detroit Newspapers f/k/a Detroit Newspaper Agency Gannett labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $226,772
Entercom Communications Entercom Communications Corp. telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $220,000
Detroit Newspapers f/k/a Detroit Newspaper Agency Gannett labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $157,615
O'Reilly Media, Inc. O'Reilly Media wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $150,233
Metro Networks Communications, Inc. and Westwood One, Inc. iHeartMedia employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $150,000
Westwood One Broadcast Services, Inc. d/b/a Metro Networks, Inc. Cumulus Media labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $130,000
Clear Channel d/b/a Capstar iHeartMedia labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $125,394
Union-Tribune Publishing Company Tribune Publishing labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $120,000
Journal Broadcast Corporation E.W. Scripps telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $115,000
CBS Studio Center CBS labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $100,000
WKYC-TV, Inc. Tegna labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $100,000
Metro Networks iHeartMedia labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $94,368
ARVATO DIGITAL SERVICES, LLC Bertelsmann workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $86,800
North American Midway Entertainment Southeast Townsquare Media wage and hour violation 2015 MA-AGFLD $80,617
Detroit Newspapers f/k/a Detroit Newspaper Agency Gannett labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $78,034
Des Moines Register and Tribune Gannett labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $71,001
Cox Com. Inc. d/b/a Cox Communications Oklahoma City Cox Enterprises labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $70,000
CoxCom, Inc. Cox Enterprises wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $69,868
TEGNA Tegna telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $55,000
Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. d/b/a Post-Crescent Gannett labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $54,000
Detroit Newspapers f/k/a Detroit Newspaper Agency Gannett labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $53,001
Gannett Company, Inc. and Gannett Media Technologies, Inc. Gannett employment discrimination 2013 EEOC $49,900
GANNETT CO. INC. Gannett labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $48,996
COX ENTERPRISES, INC. Cox Enterprises workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $45,500
Journal Register East, Inc. Digital First Media wage and hour violation 2003 WHD $44,750
Radio License Holding XI, LLC Cumulus Media telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $44,000
GANNETT PUBLISHING SERVICES INC Gannett workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $39,555
Detroit Newspaper Agency Gannett labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $36,000
Cox Enterprises, through its subsidiary Cox Television and WFTV-TV Holdings, Inc. Cox Enterprises labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $35,298
Cox Communications Gulf Coast, L.L.C. Cox Enterprises labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $35,000
Cox Enterprises, Inc., Media General and Knight Rider, individually and as Partners, d/b/a SP Newsprint Co. f/k/a Southeast Paper Manufacturing Co. Cox Enterprises labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $35,000
Newark Morning Ledger Co. Advance Publications labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $31,000
Clear Channel and/or AM/FM, Inc., d/b/a WVAZ-FM iHeartMedia labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $30,000
Univision Communication Inc. Univision Communications wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $28,540
Univision Radio License Corporation Univision Communications telecommunications violation 2005 FCC $28,000
Infinity Broadcasting Operations Entercom Communications Corp. telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $27,500
Sinclair Broadcast Group d/b/a WGME-TV 13 Sinclair Broadcast Group labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $27,000
GANNETT CO. Gannett workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $26,550
Kaplan Inc Graham Holdings wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $25,281
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. News Corp. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $25,000
Knoxville News-Sentinel Company Gannett labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $25,000
O'Reilly Media Inc. O'Reilly Media wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $24,080
GANNETT CO., INC. Gannett workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $24,000
NORTH AMERICAN MIDWAY ENTERTAINMENT-ASTRO AMUSEMENT, LLC Townsquare Media workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $23,282
HEARST MEDIA SERVICES CONNECTICUT, LLC Hearst workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $23,000
Gannett Company Inc Gannett wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $22,980
Lakeland Ledger Publishing Corporation New Media Investment Group Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $20,736
Univision Local Media Univision Communications telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $20,000
Citadel Broadcasting Cumulus Media labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $20,000
Detroit Newspaper Agency d/b/a Detroit Newspaper Gannett labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $20,000
SCRIPPS MEDIA E.W. Scripps workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $19,310
Los Angeles Times Communications LLC Tribune Publishing labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $19,124
Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. Gannett labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $18,500
GRANITE PRODUCTIONS CBS workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $18,185
Journal Register Company East, Inc. Digital First Media wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $18,053
GATEHOUSE MEDIA ILLINOIS HOLDINGS, INC. New Media Investment Group Inc. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $17,280
Cox Enterprises, Inc. Cox Enterprises wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $16,996
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. News Corp. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $16,640
CBS, INC. CBS workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $16,630
UNION-TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY Tribune Publishing labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $15,915
Media News Group, Inc. Digital First Media wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $15,761
ELLER MEDIA COMPANY INC iHeartMedia workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $14,600
Emmis Communications Emmis Communications telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $14,000
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