Should our media be concentrated in the hands of the few or should they be broken up?
Early in the 20th century our government went after corporations who owned too much of their fields, whether it was oil or steel. Should the FCC do the same with media companies who are acquiring too many channels, programming, etc?
Do you think there is any danger in a single company owning a large percentage of media channels?
Jesse Skeen commented
Radio has been virtually ruined since companies have been allowed to own more stations. The most in one city a company used to be able to own was one AM and one FM- now in my area there are 3 companies (CBS, ClearChannel and Entercom) that each own about 5 stations.
Billy White commented
I believe there is a lot of danger with media Conglomerates because of the lack of distribution of ownership from channel to channel. The discovery channel is a channel that is not overtaken by monopoly ownership, and it's content is controlled to make intellectual and interesting content. If the other channel's we're more distributed there would be a greater focus on the value of the channel rather than just making as much money as possible on popular shows that air again and again