Media Consolidation

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Media concentration directly associated to issues of editorial column self-determination, media preconception, and lack of restrictions of the press. In that sense, especially individuals who view such consolidation as sociologically detrimental, dangerous, or problematic use the term “media consolidation”. Concentration of media ownership is very recurrently seen as a problem of modern-day media and the public. When media ownership is concentrated in either of the ways cited above, unexpected consequences could result such as commercially motivated, a situation where mass-market media is principally loyal to the sponsors. In my opinion, I think it is imperative to elaborate upon the problem of media consolidation and its upshot on miscellany of information reaching a particular market. Critics have raised the issue as to whether monopolistic or oligopolistic control of the media market can entirely be responsible and dependable serving the interest of the society. The application of digital technologies in the early 1990s is varying television further still with a supplementary element. Where television was formerly a discrete industry sector with its own set of regulatory principles, technological potential of digital content creation and delivery are bringing it nearer to other forms of communication content and to the computing and telecommunications sectors. As result of this convergence in communication, regulation and policy have become so intricate that deregulation has led to the establishment of transnational communications companies active in all different levels within the broadcasting and across similar sectors. Where the power of television once exists in with small group of broadcasters has now transferred to... ... middle of paper ... ...) http://waccglobal.org/en/19984-media-ownership-and-control/856-__Media-ownership-and-control-in-the-Philippines--.html http://www.freepress.net/files/the_politics_and_policy_of_media_ownership.pdf http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=St6C5l9omuoC&oi=fnd&pg=PR7&dq=or+control+ownership+of+television+and+policy&ots=ncU2d210PB&sig=B0o9nRPixF6gEq-sTualalfVVWo#v=onepage&q=or%20control%20ownership%20of%20television%20and%20policy&f=false (valid for paper) http://www.whoownsthenews.com/ http://www.globalissues.org/article/159/media-conglomerates-mergers-concentration-of-ownership (media merger valid) http://www.freepress.net/files/the_politics_and_policy_of_media_ownership.pdf (VALID) http://www.bci.ie/news_information/press44.html http://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=70155 (valid) http://www.eppc.org/docLib/20041005_F911v1.0final.pdf (valid)
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