So Much Media, So Little Choices

“In the twenty-first century, we have more media options available to us than ever before.

(Mass Communications Sixth Edition; Ralph E. Hanson; pg. 52)

While the headline may be true. Is it the whole truth?  The answer is no. I believe that we as consumers have fewer choices than what seems apparent. Today’s media outlets are owned by only a few major companies. These companies are as follows- Disney, News Corporation, 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, Viacom and CBS, Bartelstann, and Comcast/NBCUniversal. Between these 7 they own pretty much every major media outlet in America. These monopolies exert the same opinion on current events as well as getting similar story sources, therefore limiting media exposure to the average American media consumer. In the p This is why I believe that we have fewer media choices than in the past.

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(Comic credits to Nicholson (as mentioned on the picture))

 

Tagged chapter 3, page 52, questioning the media

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One thought on “So Much Media, So Little Choices

  1. You are so right . I honestly did not even think of that in terms of who owns what we watch. There definitely does not seem as if all of the owners will allow the outlets to cover every single piece if information. Information that gets left out maybe be the most crucial, especially when we try to conduct our own opinions based on facts.

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