Conglomerates Globalization in the Media Industry Essay
Conglomerates, Globalization, and Congressional Policies
PART A.The following video presentation and two articles about Apple and Sinclair reveals issues that both newspaper publishing and broadcasting industries face as media companies consolidate aspects of those businesses. What are the foreseeable challenges? What are the benefits? What effects are anticipated by media critics: Who wins, who loses? Based on the opinions expressed in these articles, how does media conglomeration lead to growth and power?
1) New York Times CEO warns publishers ahead of Apple news launch
by Kenneth Li, Helen Coster- Reuters (Business News), March 21, 2019
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-media-new-york-times-idUSKCN1R22MZ (Links to an external site.)
2) The Real Problem With Sinclair
by John Nichols- The Nation, April 2, 2018
PART B. View the brief video presentation. Consider the recent trends in media industry conglomeration and its impact on globalization. How does the globalization process lead to unequal distribution of information or even a less-diverse marketplace of ideas and information?
3) The Media Industry and Globalization (video-TRT 4:49)
https://youtu.be/amzcVwKE3Oc (Links to an external site.)
4) Does Elizabeth Warren’s breakup plan for the tech giants mark the end of a political romance?
by Tony Romm and Brian Fung (Technology Policy)
The Washington Post, March 8, 2019
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/03/08/sen-elizabeth-warren-unveils-plan-break-up-amazon-facebook-google-ambitious-campaign-pledge/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5c87988de105&wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief (Links to an external site.)
What is the role of government policy in advancing (or stalling) media conglomeration. How would suggestions by policymakers such as Elizabeth Warren either limit or improve the media industry globalization? Similarly, based on the following article, what are the legal as well as monetary implications for the entertainment media industry (producers, distributers, talent)?
5) Supreme Court Hands Google a Landmark Win — and Hollywood a Huge Concern
by Eriq Gardner
The Hollywood Reporter APRIL 05, 2021 10:51am PT