media consolidation

Almost everyone in the US seems to think that increasing media consolidation is a bad idea, but, in spite of this, the FCC seems hell bent on further relaxing the rules.

More on media consolidation, including a useful timeline of media regulation legislation can be found at Bill Moyer’s Journal.

See also Stop Big Media dotcom.

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3 Comments

  1. egpenet
    Posted December 18, 2007 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    This is an old old story. It began in Greece, when Medea killed her kids and consolidated her life into a small studio apartment in Athens. (Medea Consolidation)

  2. egpenet
    Posted December 19, 2007 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    On a lighter note …

    We may all be wondering how, during the last four of five years, the City has gotten iteself into such a mess financially … how the Water Streeet project was planned, researched and executed … how budget decisions and a lot of other things at city hall get done … for instance … like … WHO, what ONE person, is really driving the planning and decision-making here?

    With out the Ypsilanti Press digging at those questions, there will never be any clear answers. No local press … no local “press”ure on the city. No one knows what’s going on because there is no questioning, no coverage, no back story.

    This is happening all over the country … and the Republican majority FCC is to blame for enhancing the issue with rules changes.

  3. mark
    Posted December 20, 2007 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    As much as I love my friends that are in the local press, it’s true. They aren’t given the time and resources necessary to pursue really important stories. It still happens on occasion that they dogedly pursue stories and break news. I believe that’s what happened with the President’s House Scandal at EMU. But that’s the exception. The muck raking has been left to the bloggers, who, unfortunately, aren’t trained to do it well, and aren’t taken seriously. It’s a sad state of affairs that I’ve written about here often.

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