Is Big Media A Threat Or An Opportunity?

Are our public airwaves and media choices being compromised as consolidation reduces the number of companies controlling media? “Should we totally deregulate the public airwaves and permit the dwindling of major media down to a precious few? Should we reduce choices available to cantankerous individualists who do not want their information and entertainment limited by increasingly massive mass media? ‘Luddite nonsense,’ answer many merging movie mogul and media magnates, as they point to the seemingly fierce competition from the Internet and the proliferation of cable channels.”