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Archive for November 25, 2011

Media Consolidation: The Illusion of Choice

Big broadcasters want to expand their market influence, cut jobs and slash local news coverage. They have an opening — the Federal Communications Commission is currently reviewing all of its media ownership rules. These rules determine how many media outlets a corporation can own, and broadcasters are angling for fewer restrictions at the expense of our communities’ need for vital news and information. Just as the fight is heating up, blogger the Frugal Dad reminds us just how much power and influence broadcasters already have: (graphic reposted with permission)

 Media Consolidation Infographic

Source: Frugal dad