Tag Archives: media consolidation

Newspaper Closings Cripple Our Democracy

U.S. newspapers close at a rate of two per week, according to David Bauder of Associated Press, referring to a recent study. In most cases, there is no replacement, creating a news desert. Lack of local news is bad for … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Allows FCC To Loosen Ownership Rules

As if media consolidation wasn’t bad enough already, Thursday the Supreme Court made it possible for even more consolidation to take place.  The question before the Court was not on the validity of ownership rules or their effects on the … Continue reading

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Watching Tea Partiers Make Laws

Viewing the results of elections versus what the polls tell us what Americans want, an observer has to wonder if voters are in some kind of a stupor when elections come around. While pollsters find time after time that Americans … Continue reading

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FCC Takes On Broadcasters

Good news on the media reform front if it happens. freepress.net/blog The Federal Communications Commission is on the verge of rolling back consolidation in TV broadcasting for the first time in three decades. On March 31, the agency is expected … Continue reading

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