Week 2- Business Aspect of Media
BY Esau Carpenter
Wherever one goes, they are faced with dozens- if not hundreds- of possible choices. Even then people seem to bend to a rhythm. Many people simply go through the motions- eating the same breakfast while sitting in the same chair, watching the same TV shows and following the same streams cycling through the internet. Choosing a media source is like picking a type of soda to drink at Safeway. Sure, the flavors are different and so are the names but the product is still soda and about four companies own the mirage of choices screaming at you from the shelf: “buy me, buy me.” When companies become oligopolies the consumer looses variety in producers and therefore- product. I’m not sure who owns these media conglomerates but whoever they are, reporting news is not at the top of their list of priorities. And that is all I need to know.
Case and point: