Just as agriculture and food production has become increasingly aggregated in a few mega-corporations, so also has media production come to consolidate within a smaller group of large institutions. Whether or not this Big Media is concerning is another area of sharp divergence - with some seeing in it concerning indicators of an outsized ability of these corporations to influence public opinion (depending on its own opinions). Others, of course, would see this as reflecting the same paranoia and excessive worry being applied to other large corporations.
QUESTIONS TO PLAY WITH:
-Do you see the power of media conglomerates as a concerning issue? If so, why? If not, why?
-Starting tomorrow, imagine you became CEO of every major company in the Big Media constellation. With all power at your fingertips, what would YOU do differently (or similarly) moving forward?
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