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Media Reform on the Horizon?

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posted on Jan, 16 2007 @ 03:04 PM
It has been widely accepted that the evolution of the media over the years has led to a biased institution that does not focus on a wide variety of issues and viewpoints. The most apparent development of the reconstruction of this nation's media sources is the advent of the media conglomeration. Corporations have begun to absorb news sources, the result is a narrower window of the world.

Here's the big five:
News Corporation
Time Warner

Kucinich to push for media reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich said he would push for media reform as chairman of a new House subcommittee focusing on Federal Communications Commission issues.

Kucinich, D-Ohio, and a presidential candidate, said the new Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee would focus on issues such as net neutrality and major telecommunications mergers, Radio Industry News said. Kucinich outlined the subcommittee and its responsibilities during a recent media reform conference in Memphis.

The panel also would consider Fairness Doctrine, eliminated in 1987, which had required broadcasters to present controversial topics in a fair and honest manner.

"We know the media has become the servant of a very narrow corporate agenda" Kucinich said during the Tennessee conference. "We are now in a position to move a progressive agenda to where it is visible."

I will watch this closely, what's your take on the matter?


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