Coverage of Media Mergers

Solomon, Norman
June 2000
Nieman Reports;Summer2000, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p57
Discusses the news coverage of media companies in the United States such as the merger of Viacom and CBS. Concerns over the lack of story on the potential effects of the merger on the public; Emphasis placed on advertiser needs and demographic profiles; Why the coverage should have been treated as a story with implications for democratic debates.


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