Category Archives: Media Ownership

Mergers, diversity of ownership, and multiple perspectives.

Fox News Is No News Outlet

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Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle

The Obama administration has taken a lot of heat recently for declaring war on Fox News, including from Chronicle columnist Debra J. Saunders. And it’s true that you can’t have presidential staffers ducking press inquiries. But media lies and distortions are another ball game entirely. Let’s look at the record: Continue reading Fox News Is No News Outlet

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REPORTING ON DISABILITY, by Suzanne C. Levine

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Media coverage plays a crucial role in educating the public on disability issues. It could–and should–be helping people understand that these are civil-rights issues. But more often than not, reporting on disability perpetuates negative stereotypes or fails to tell the story from the perspective of people with disabilities. Continue reading REPORTING ON DISABILITY, by Suzanne C. Levine

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4 Bay Area Stations to Shut Off Analog Signals Early

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San Francisco Chronicle by Carolyn Said 

While not as hard-hit as some cities like San Diego, where several network affiliates will switch to digital months before the federal mandate, and several rural regions of the country, where customers without cable services or a functioning converter box may face the loss of multiple stations, the early switchover in the Bay Area pits the economic stresses on smaller broadcasters against their public interest obligations. Continue reading 4 Bay Area Stations to Shut Off Analog Signals Early

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