Month: October 2006

  • Sad News from Oaxaca

    I’ve been mostly offline (from the web, at least) for days now, so I apologize for not posting this earlier. Many readers well-plugged-in to the Indymedia scene will likely know already, but I must note the murder of NYC Indymedia journalist Brad Will by Mexican military forces in Oaxaca last Friday. This happened as mexican…

  • The Comments Pour In, Under the Wire

    Television Week has a brief roundup of the comments on the media ownership proceeding from both the industry and its critics. How many of the companies quoted own radio or TV stations in your community? How much more consolidation do you want to see on your TV and radio dials?

  • Who Are These Studies For? Maybe not the FCC.

    I finished up Benton and SSRC’s phone press conference a few minutes ago. There weren’t many questions from the press, which makes me think that there wasn’t much press there. Though, I’m certain there will be obligatory stories in the industry press, probably culled from the press release and a quick phone interview. While it’s…

  • Benton & SSRC Reports: Concentrated Ownership Does Not Correlate with Better, Diverse Media

    Benton Foundation and the Social Science Research Council released their four reports on media ownership and concentration today. Without a doubt these reports explode the lies that the FCC majority, National Asociation of Broadcasters and major newspaper owners have been trying to push. The big media contentions, that more concentrated ownership results in more variety…

  • Reports, Reports Everywhere, but Not One from the FCC

    On Wednesday the Media and Democracy Coalitionreleased a series of reports focusing on the economic effects of industry consolidation in twelve states. Not surprisingly they find that media consolidation is bad: The research finds that in every one of those states, most citizens already live in highly concentrated media markets with few choices for news…

  • Back in the Saddle, Bill Moyers Rocks Net Neutrality

    My vacation was too hectic to be relaxing (although I didn’t mind being in Italy and Spain instead of Central Illinois), and I had to hit the ground running when I got back in town. But I’m starting to get my bearings again. I meant to blog in advance of Bill Moyers on America which…

  • Vacation Hiatus

    Yes, things have been a little quiet at mediageek lately, and they’re going to be quieter for a couple of weeks. First, I’m going on vacation to Spain and Italy, and then I’m going to come back and work my ass off for another week. So, there will be no posting activity from now until…