Corporate Media

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  • A system of media that is owned, produced, and distributed by corporate interests. Many argue that because the U.S. system of media is dictated by the demands of a capitalist marketplace, journalism is restricted and biased, filtering out information that does not suit the corporate agenda, thereby leading to restrictions in public discourse. Criticism and wariness of corporate media ownership became more and more acute in the 1980s when the relaxation of ownership regulations led to the creation of vast mega corporations. This environment spawned groups such as Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), formed in 1986 to oversee the media, monitor accuracy and bias, and advocate the breaking up of these large media conglomerates.

    Others, however, say that the claim that a handful of transnational ...

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