Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Mainstream Media: Plural or Singular?There are few issues more important than the concentration of our media into fewer and fewer hands. It is, after all, the mainstream media that the majority of Americans rely on to provide them with timely information and accurate analsysis of the days events. Over at the Lying Media Bastards I came across a rather interesting study conducted at Sonoma State University. They did a network analysis of the board of directors for the ten big media giants.
The team determined that only 118 people comprise the membership on the boards of director of the ten big media giants. This is a small enough group to fit in a moderate size university classroom. These 118 individuals in turn sit on the
That's 118 people having control over what you and I see and hear. That's a 118 people who basically get to determine whether or not the Downing Street Memo is important or not. And if anybody is paying attention: they are failing us. You can read more at MediaChannel.org.
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