Media Monopolies Issues
SUMMER 2010! More Media Concentration! Comcast and NBC Universal Will Be Allowed To Merge!
- Under development. Check here again soon.
- Meanwhile, see more headings under 'Issues' and 'News' at the Media Issues Links site!
- Columbia Journalism Review media companies information site.
- Who Owns the Media? [FreePress]. ! Monopolies data via the Internet [FreePress].
The National Association of Broadcasters
Viacom (CBS-TV, Infinity Radio, Paramount, MTV, etc. etc.)
Murdoch (News Corporation, Fox, etc., etc.)
Disney (ABC, etc., etc.)
Tribune Company (WGN Superstation, Chicago Tribune newspapers, etc., etc.)
Sinclair Group (Disney-ABC affiliated TV stations, etc., etc.)
PBS (noncommercial licensees for WTTW Chicago, WGBH Boston, etc., etc.)
Clear Channel (1200 radio licenses, music distribution, outdoor billboards, concerts, etc., etc.)
Monopolies & media issues daily [Free Press].
Monopolies & media issues daily [Media Channel].
Monopolies & media [Now television program site].
Media Democracy project.
Under development. Gathering objects temporarily.
- "Let's hope people wake up. If TV broadcasters and newspapers merge at a national scale and the nightly news, the cable guy, and the Daily Bugle all start sporting mouse ears, I for one am going to get a little freaked." Cecil Adams, "The Straight Dope" column, 2/27/04. ..
- items from tocmi monopolies bars will be moved here.
- Many people die when media is monopolized. Media corporations make fortunes on war by currying the favor of lawmakers and regulators. The biggest monopolies also make fortunes on war directly through sales of products to armed forces and through affecting world markets. Cf. "Why media ownership matters", by Amy Goodman and David Goodman, Seattle Times, April 3, 2005.
Big Media: The Public is Right to Be Concerned", by CMA members Steve Macek and Mitchell Szczepanczyk as a letter to the editors of the Chicago Tribune.
Stations fail their public service requirement.
Charge candidates and public issues groups for 'time'.
Inundate us with commercial interruptions.
Place lengthy blocks of totally commercial content.
Fail to broadcast public debates on issues like war.
Labor issues distort. Worker stereotyping.
Over cover rich interests, under cover poor, older, children.
Demographic distortion of service.
Many support the National Association of Broadcasters and its unenlightened notion of public service, and its corrupting influence on public officials.
Bad Moguls sez FP