FCC Media Concentration and Its Impact on Diversity and Access to Local Information Resources

FCC Media Concentration and Its Impact on Diversity and Access to Local Information Resources

Prepared by Nancy Kranich, Chair
ALA Intellectual Freedom Subcommittee on Impact of Media Concentration on Libraries

See also Media Concentration

Books and Other Publications

Alger, Dean E. MEGAMEDIA: How Giant Corporations Dominate Mass Media, Distort Competition and Endanger Democracy (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).

Aufderheide, Patricia, Erik Barnouw, et. al. Conglomerates and the Media , (New York: New Press, 1997).

Bagdikian, Ben. The Media Monopoly (Boston: Beacon Press, 2000).

Baker, C. Edwin, Media, Markets, and Democracy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Campbell, Brian. "Media Concentration and the Role of Libraries in Promoting a Diversity of Voices," Feliciter: Publication of the Canadian Library Association , v. 48, #6 (November/December 2002): 275-7.

Consumers Union. "Consumer Groups Question FCC's Powell on Media Diversity Index, Index will lead to Concentrated Ownership Threatening Media Democracy ," Press Release, Tuesday, March 11, 2003.

Cooper, Mark. "Abracadabra! Hocus-Pocus! Making Media Market Power Disappear with the FCC's Diversity Index ," (Washington, DC: Consumer Federation of America, July 2003).

Cooper, Mark. "Media Ownership and Democracy in the Digital Information Age: Promoting Diversity with First Amendment Principles and Market Structure Analysis ," (Palo Alto, CA: Center for Internet & Society Stanford Law School, 2003).

Gans, Herbert J. Democracy and the News (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Griest, Stephanie Elizondo. "The Media Democracy Movement Goes to Madison ," (New York: Free Expression Policy Project, November 14, 2003).

Information Access Alliance, Thomas M. Susman and David J. Carter. "Publisher Mergers: A Consumer-Based Approach to Antitrust Analysis ," (Washington, DC: Ropes and Gray, June 2002).

Heins, Marjorie. "Media Democracy and the First Amendment ," (New York: Free Expression Policy Project, November 14, 2003).

Herman, Edward S. and Robert W. McChesney. The Global Media: the New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism , Washington, D.C.: Cassell, 1997.

Kranich, Nancy. ""A Question of Balance: The Role of Libraries in Providing Alternatives to the Mainstream Media," Counterpoise, vol. 3/4, #3 (July/October 1999): 7 - 10, reprinted in Alternative Library Literature, 2000/2001, (Jefferson, NC: McFarland , 2001); and Collection Building vol.19 #3 (2000): 85-90.

Marinko, Rita A., and K.H. Gerhard. "Representation of the Alternative Press in Academic Library Collections," College and Research Libraries , Vol. 59 No. 4, (July 1998): 363-377.

McChesney, Robert W. Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy . (New York: Seven Stories Press, 1997).

McChesney, Robert W. and John Nichols. Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media . (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2002).

McChesney, Robert W. The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communications Politics in the 21st Century . (New York: Monthly Review Press, March 2004).

McChesney, Robert. Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times . (Urbana, IL: U. of Illinois Press, 1999).

Miller, Mark Crispin. "Big Ten Media Conglomerates," (Most recent media issue), The Nation , 274, #1 (January 7/14, 2002), includes an article by Nancy Kranich, "Big Ten Media Conglomerates-Comments," p. 34.

Napoli, Philip. M. "Diversity and Localism: A Policy Analysis Perspective ," Paper presented at an FCC Roundtable on Media Ownership, October 29, 2001.

Phillips, Peter. Censored: The News that Didn't Make the News (annual). (New York: Seven Stories Press).

Program on International Policy Issues (PIPA)/Knowledge Networks Poll. Misperceptions, the Media, and the Iraq War . (College Park, MD: University of Maryland, October 2, 2003).

Schiffrin, André. The Business of Books: How International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read , London ; New York : Verso, 2000

Wolfe, Milton and Meredith Bloss. "Without Walls Means Collaboration," Information Technology and Libraries , Vol. 17 No. 4, (December 1998): 212-215.

Who Owns Whom?

The Center for Public Integrity, "Media Tracker "

Columbia Journalism Review, Who Owns What , Web site

Lexis Nexis, Corporate Affiliations: Who Owns Whom," New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis Group, 2003-

Organizations Concerned with Media Concentration Web Sites

Alliance for Community Media

Center for Digital Democracy

Center for Public Integrity

Center for the Creative Community

Columbia Journalism Review, Who Owns What.

Common Dreams

Consumer Federation of America

Consumers Union

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ownership Policy Reexamination

See also Roundtable on Media Ownership

Free Press Media Reform Network

Independent Media Center

Information Access Alliance

Media Access Project

Media Channel

Media Education Foundation

Media Tank: Building a Future for Media Democracy

Michael Moore

Project Censored

Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Committee of Concerned Journalists

Union for Democratic Communications