Media Reform Now About Internet, Not Broadcast Ownership, says Free Press

by on June 7, 2008 · 8 comments

MINNEAPOLIS, June 6 – The Internet has opened up so many possibilities for communication that the most important concern about the media isn’t broadcast television ownership, but about threats from cable and Bell companies, said Free Press Executive Director Josh Silver.

“The conferences of yesterday [dealt with] blocking consolidation of media ownership, and trying to reform the media,” said Silver, speaking at a press conference at the National Conference for Media Reform at the opening of the conference here on Friday.

Today, by contrast, the non-profit advocacy group Free Press finds that “we have to embrace the reality that every Web site can be a TV network, or a radio network, and that we have an opportunity to fundamentally break the bottleneck” of the media, said Silver.

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  • http://bennett.com/blog Richard Bennett

    Free Press is certainly flexible. The Internet has always been a bugaboo for their anti-Murdoch campaign, so now they’re embraced the enemy.

    In effect, they’re now campaigning in favor of media consolidation, by helping Google extend its tentacles into every corner of media life (through network neutrality regulations that preserve the Google-dominated Internet status quo.)

    Google is the new Murdoch.

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    “we have to embrace the reality that every Web site can be a TV network, …”

    That is web-evangelist Kool-Aid. I’m fond of saying:

    IF YOU’RE NOT ON THE A-LIST, YOU DON’T GET HEARD!

    If anything, there’s a good argument that the web-world is WORSE. As in “Where are the women?”. The fact that web-evangelists have to come up with some way of dismissing that question should be revealing.

  • http://bennett.com/blog Richard Bennett

    Free Press is certainly flexible. The Internet has always been a bugaboo for their anti-Murdoch campaign, so now they’re embraced the enemy.

    In effect, they’re now campaigning in favor of media consolidation, by helping Google extend its tentacles into every corner of media life (through network neutrality regulations that preserve the Google-dominated Internet status quo.)

    Google is the new Murdoch.

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    “we have to embrace the reality that every Web site can be a TV network, …”

    That is web-evangelist Kool-Aid. I’m fond of saying:

    IF YOU’RE NOT ON THE A-LIST, YOU DON’T GET HEARD!

    If anything, there’s a good argument that the web-world is WORSE. As in “Where are the women?”. The fact that web-evangelists have to come up with some way of dismissing that question should be revealing.

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