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The media are businesses that report on scarce occurrences of interest to the public, such as elections, airplane crashes, stock market fluctuations and sporting events. It is generally a term used to refer to methods of communicating to the general public, whether the communicated information is factual or opinion-based. Common media include newspapers, television and radio. The U.S. media landscape is dominated by massive corporations that, through a history of mergers and acquisitions, have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these giant companies are vertically integrated, controlling everything from initial production to final distribution;<ref>http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart/main</ref> the concentration of media ownership isn't just a problem in the U.S. it's happening worldwide.

“47 percent of Americans believe the media is 'too liberal.'”<ref>http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-graduates-don-t-believe-media</ref>

The definition of the media has expended to include various sources including chat rooms, websites, and specialized websites called blogs. Conservapedia could be classified as a source of media.

The freedom of press is an important antidote to government corruption and other shenanigans, but this freedom can also be abused:

  • It only takes a small amount of misreporting by the media

to create a myth that will require years to rectify. ://www.jupiterscientific.org/review/pseudoscience.html

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Media
Time Warner

Time Warner

Home Box Office (HBO) Time Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. CW Network (partial ownership) TMZ New Line Cinema Time Warner Cable Cinemax Cartoon Network TBS TNT America Online MapQuest Moviefone Castle Rock Sports Illustrated Fortune Marie Claire People Magazine

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

ABC Television Network Disney Publishing ESPN Inc. Disney Channel SOAPnet A&E Lifetime Buena Vista Home Entertainment Buena Vista Theatrical Productions Buena Vista Records Disney Records Hollywood Records Miramax Films Touchstone Pictures Walt Disney Pictures Pixar Animation Studios Buena Vista Games Hyperion Books

Viacom

Viacom] Paramount Pictures Paramount Home Entertainment Black Entertainment Television (BET) Comedy Central Country Music Television (CMT) Logo MTV MTV Canada MTV2 Nick Magazine Nick at Nite Nick Jr. Nickelodeon Noggin Spike TV The Movie Channel TV Land VH1 ===== News Corporation ===== [[News Corporation

Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Fox Television Stations The New York Post Fox Searchlight Pictures Beliefnet Fox Business Network Fox Kids Europe Fox News Channel Fox Sports Net Fox Television Network FX My Network TV MySpace News Limited News Phoenix InfoNews Channel Phoenix Movies Channel Sky PerfecTV Speed Channel STAR TV India STAR TV Taiwan STAR World Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine Times Literary Supplement Magazine Times of London 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox International 20th Century Fox Studios 20th Century Fox Television BSkyB DIRECTV The Wall Street Journal Fox Broadcasting Company Fox Interactive Media FOXTEL HarperCollins Publishers The National Geographic Channel National Rugby League News Interactive News Outdoor Radio Veronica ReganBooks Sky Italia Sky Radio Denmark Sky Radio Germany Sky Radio Netherlands STAR Zondervan

CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation

CBS News CBS Sports CBS Television Network CNET Showtime TV.com CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations) CBS Consumer Products CBS Outdoor CW Network (50% ownership) Infinity Broadcasting Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner) Westwood One Radio Network

NBC Universal

NBC Universal

Bravo CNBC NBC News MSNBC NBC Sports NBC Television Network Oxygen SciFi Magazine Syfy (Sci Fi Channel) Telemundo USA Network Weather Channel Focus Features NBC Universal Television Distribution NBC Universal Television Studio Paxson Communications (partial ownership) Trio Universal Parks & Resorts Universal Pictures Universal Studio Home Video

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