Ongoing Series: Media Deconsolidation

Led by Adam Thierer, this series represents an effort to set the record straight regarding the many myths surrounding the media marketplace spready by radical anti-media regulatory activists—the “media reformistas.”  We aim to debunk the notion that rampant consolidation is taking place and that media operators are only growing larger and devouring more and more companies. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Over the past several years, traditional media operators and sectors have been coming apart at the seams in the face of unprecedented innovation and competition. The volume of divestiture activity has been quite intense, and most traditional media operators have been getting smaller, not bigger. As a result, America’s media marketplace is growing more fragmented and atomistic with each passing day.

Anyway, here’s the series so far…



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