Corporate Power/Consolidation

Bell buyout blocked

Inside the Seattle Weekly's journalistic demise

Summary:

Progressive journalist Geov Parrish provides an inside look at how the Seattle Weekly's new owners have set about stamping out what was left of the paper's independence and journalistic worth. It's an unfortunate sign of the times; media consolidation continues to ravage alternative weeklies across the country.

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The Google-YouTube Tango

Summary:

Under the radar of all but the most savvy Internet users, powerful commercial forces are rapidly creating a digital media system for the United States that threatens to undermine our ability to create a civil and just society.

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Air America files for bankruptcy

Summary:

The liberal talk network will stay on the air; major funder Rob Glaser leaves his directorship.

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Mark Cuban thinks Google is crazy

Summary:

Merger-watcher Cuban explores some copyright questions raised by the Google YouTube purchase.

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Google snatches up YouTube for $1.65B

Summary:

Google's purchase of the video-sharing site raises many questions for online grassroots content-sharing and copyright enforcement.

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Industry lobby balks at fake news investigation

Summary:

RTNDA Calls For Halt to VNR Investigation

Source:
www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6378822.html

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey