Chapter 1 – Institutional Pressures
The FCC and Broadband Internet: The Third Way
“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania bring together academics and policy analysts to consider the implications of the recent FCC decision to opt for a “third way” in asserting its jurisdiction to implement policy for broadband service to U.S. homes.” (Quote taken from video description) Running time 1 hour 30 minutes 42 seconds.
CNN: The Newspaper Industry in Decline
A YouTube video of a CNN news report on newspapers folding due to financial circumstances. This clip interviews experts in the newspaper industry and describes the push for maintaining in print newspapers. Running time: 6 minutes and 20 seconds.
Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal Purchase Causes Concern
Media mogul Robert Murdoch’s purchase of the Wall Street Journal causes concern among media experts who fear Murdoch will tamper with the Journal’s reputation for journalistic integrity. The Murdoch purchases raises questions about the balance between corporate profit and freedom of the press. Running time 2 minutes 9 seconds.
Rupe Conference on Media Ownership: Ethics, Research and Regulation
The Rupe Conference was sponsored by the University of Santa Barbara’s Center for Film, Television and New Media. A panel discussion was held with Professor Ken Hardwood, a media specialist and writer at UC Santa Barbara, and Philip Napoli, director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center. The panel discussed ethical standards for media companies and the implications of globalization in the news industry. Running time 53 minutes
Media Consolidation, Journalism and the Consumer
PBS talk show host Bill Moyers presents a satire about media consolidation on his talk show. The satire addresses the pitfalls and perks of consolidating media control. Running time 3:23 seconds.