Posts tagged: ownership

mediageek 9 April 2009: Newspapers’ Troubles Making Copps Go Soft

Chicago recently earned the dubious distinction of having the parent companies both major newspapers and the largest alternative weekly declare bankruptcy. And Chicago is not alone in having troubles with its newspapers. It’s getting so bad that even ardent anti-consolidation acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps is showing signs of softening on cross-ownership. We explore this issue, and the FCC’s new National Broadband Plan.

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mediageek 19 February 2009: Charting the Economic Decline of Radio

Both broadcast and satellite radio are experiencing an unprecedented decline in economic fortune. The broadcasters would have us believe they’re the victim of competition from the internet. But the examination of fundamental economics shows a different story of over-leveraging and bad investments. John Anderson of DIYmedia.net joins to help sort things out.

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