Senate hearing / testimony on media ownership

by on September 28, 2004 · 2 comments

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing today on media ownership regulation and I was invited to testify. Here’s the link to my testimony.

All the charts and tables you will see in the appendix of my testimony will appear in my forthcoming book “Media Myths: Making Sense of the Debate over Media Ownership.” I strongly encourage you to take a look at Ben Compaine’s excellent remarks when they are posted, as well as everything else he’s done on the issue. No one knows more about this issue than Ben.

  • http://www.compaine.com Ben Compaine

    At the risk of sounding like a quid pro quo for Adam’s generous reference to my work, I nonetheless urge you to read his testimony if you have not yet. While others on the panel were wringing their hands over the decline of journalism (was the Atchison (KS) Globe– or any other small town paper — really a bastion of investigative journalism 30 or 50 years ago?) or the decline of democracy connected to media owner hegemony (what?), Adam was slicing through it by debunking media ownership myths with, guess what, solid data.

    If only we could get the Senators to really pay attention.

  • http://www.compaine.com Ben Compaine

    At the risk of sounding like a quid pro quo for Adam’s generous reference to my work, I nonetheless urge you to read his testimony if you have not yet. While others on the panel were wringing their hands over the decline of journalism (was the Atchison (KS) Globe– or any other small town paper — really a bastion of investigative journalism 30 or 50 years ago?) or the decline of democracy connected to media owner hegemony (what?), Adam was slicing through it by debunking media ownership myths with, guess what, solid data.

    If only we could get the Senators to really pay attention.

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