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Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Eli Noam


The concentration of private power over media has been the subject of intense public debate around the world. Critics have long feared waves of mergers creating a handful of large media firms that would hold sway over public opinion and endanger democracy and innovation. But others believe with equal fervor that the Internet and deregulation have opened the media landscape significantly. How concentrated has the American information sector really become? What are the facts about American media ownership? In this contentious environment, the book provides a comprehensive survey of media concent ... More

Keywords: media ownership, information sector, America, media concentration, mass media, media power, radio, television, Internet, telecommunications

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195188523
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eli Noam, author
Columbia University