Media Consolidation (Opposing Viewpoints) (Paperback)
Over the past decade, the number of companies that control American media has shrunken significantly. This has resulted in a number of broadcast news media, television channels, streaming sites, print media, social media sites, and search engines being owned by the same companies in a process known as media cross-ownership. Some argue that this process is an essential aspect of adapting to the changing media landscape and enabling media sources to survive, while others assert that media consolidation has a harmful impact on consumers and poses a threat to democracy. The expert viewpoints in this title will look at opposing perspectives on this issue to help students form their own opinions on the role media consolidation plays in today's society.