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    The History of Media Ownership

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    The History of Media Ownership The process of homogenization of the industrial sectors during the 20th century didn't spare the media sector. In fact, it has become common nowadays to find important industrials in charge of media groups. We have entered the era of new “Press Barons” (Curran, 2011) and the consequence of this oligarchic tendency of democracy applied to media streams is that the message transmitted in the press or radio is not politically or economically neutral (Halimi, 2005)

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    Media Ownership and Content Regulation

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    But in the area of media content, (i.e movies and television) internet users have started using more underground and (usually) illegal routes to obtaining the content not easily accessible within their country. In this essay I will be examining the critical engineering behind obtaining content not accessible within our country, the concentration of media ownership and the censorship of internet content overall in relation to the media object known as Netflix. American media content can take a very

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    Democracy and Media Ownership

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    telecommunications shape social issues, discusses how media ownership influences the press in American democracy. Primarily, he makes a case for why diversification of players is necessary for a functional democracy, and why concentrated media leads to concentrated points of view, which is inherently miasmal to democratic function. More specifically, he focuses on the Supreme Court's opinion of media ownership, which has consistently found media outlets to be a service of the democracy by way of its

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    Concentration of Ownership and Decreasing Diversity in Print Media For all who love to read books, imagine walking into bookstore after bookstore seeing the same type of books over and over. No variety, no choice, only repetition. Although America prides itself on freedom and democracy more than any nation in the world, this hypothetical situation is becoming increasingly closer to becoming a reality than some may think. Consolidation and concentration of ownership in print media companies may

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    should control the media in order to prevent negative production externalities produced both by companies and by the media itself. The reason the problem evolves is explained in the introduction. Than in the literature review and different opinions are reviewed in order to understand the topic from general topics such as liberalist ideology to Marxist ideology, monopolization of industries and the affects of the private ownership on the society and opinions on who should own the media. Then, conflict

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    station belongs to each media company? No, in case of United States, the companies called “Big six”; Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, News Corporation, Time Warner, CBS Corporation, Viacom owns most of mass media including broadcast, cable tv, newspaper, and various online entities. “The fact of one organization owning more than one type of public communications business.” This is a definition of Cross-Media Ownership from Cambridge Dictionary Online and this is what exactly media industry looks like

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    The media kingpin I selected is Oprah Winfrey because of her brilliant media ownership. Oprah is one massive achievement. In 2003, Oprah broke a record and a barrier by becoming the 1st African American woman to reach a billionaire standing. As quoted by Josh Nichols “OPRAH CAN DO ANYTHING!!!” Oprah Winfrey, made history on daytime TV, captivating the hearts and minds of people worldwide. Concentration of media ownership is a procedure where gradually less people

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    Media ownership matters because the media is a powerful tool that can be used to influence a whole society. When the media is in the hands of five companies, it becomes dangerous because they essentially control what we see in television, in the newspaper, on the streets, etc. Right now, the media is dominated by five companies: Time Warner, Walt Disney Company, Viacom, News Corporation, and Bertelsmann AG. These five conglomerates own various companies in different industries. Media conglomerates

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    Media ownership concentration basically is the trend which is rapidly growing – more and more of the privately owned media companies today are taken and dominated by the multimedia corporations. It means that the rise of transnational media conglomerates can be noticed clearly resulting in the large amount of media is being placed in fewer owners’ hands. Moreover, there is evident formation of alliances when different media companies are joined together into the global conglomerates. As mentioned

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    Mapping Media Ownership The company that I choose to explore is The Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney started the Disney Brothers studio in 1926, after years of working as a cartoonist. I selected this company due to the fact I am a fan of their products and services. Disney produced some of my favorite films like Aladdin, Hook and The Lion King. After I visited their website, I discovered that Disney owns multiple media outlets, in such areas as film, Internet, music, broadcasting, publishing and

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