Archive for December, 2009

Australian media bias tracked

December 28, 2009

Swinging noters: Australian media bias tracked Wednesday 2 September 2009

Australian journalists are close to the centre of the political spectrum, but their editors are more likely to take a party line, according to new research from The Australian National University. (more…)

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Media ownership in Australia

December 28, 2009

Australian media ownership is one of the most concentrated in the world. The last review of media ownership in Australia (1999) found that of 12 capital city and daily papers, seven are owned by Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corporation and three by John Fairfax Holdings. The West Australian and the Canberra Times were the only independently owned dailies, however, the Canberra Times is now part of the Farirfax group and The West Australian is now part of Kerry Stokes’ media group. (more…)

Sharon Beder on Media

December 28, 2009

Climatic Confusion and Corporate Collusion:Hijacking the Greenhouse Debate, Sharon Beder Citation: This is an extended version of the article submitted for publication as Sharon Beder,  – “……………..However, politicians in these countries have not been responsive to people’s concerns because of the success of industry lobbying and the confusion corporate-funded scientists, front-groups and think tanks are deliberately spreading. (more…)

Humphrey McQueen on Media

December 28, 2009

THE ESSENCE OF CAPITALISM
The origins of our future

by
Humphrey McQueen
My treatment of global developments since the 1870s can be introduced by sketching developments in my own understanding. In writing Australia’s Media Monopolies, I proposed two reasons for taking advertising as the key link between capitalism and the mass media. (more…)

Nuclear Power Gets Media Makeover

December 25, 2009

FAIR Extra! July/August 2001 Nuclear Power Gets Media MakeoverEnergy crisis sparks atomic hype By Karen Charman“Nuclear Follies,” a February 11, 1985 cover story in Forbes, declared U.S. nuclear power “the largest managerial disaster in business history.” With $125 billion invested, the magazine wrote, “only the blind, or the biased, can now think that most of the money has been well spent. (more…)

Media Conglomerates, Mergers, Concentration of Ownership — Global Issues

December 25, 2009

Media Conglomerates, Mergers, Concentration of OwnershipAuthor and Page information * by Anup Shah  , January 02, 2009 “…Some nations can influence and control their media greatly. In addition, powerful corporations also have enormous influence on mainstream media.In some places major multinational corporations own media stations and outlets. (more…)

The New Global Media

December 25, 2009

Together, the deregulation of media ownership, the privatization of television in lucrative European and Asian markets, and new communications technologies have made it possible for media giants to establish powerful distribution and production networks within and among nations. In short order, the global media market has come to be dominated by the same eight transnational corporations, or TNCs, that rule US media: General Electric, AT&T/Liberty Media, Disney, Time Warner, Sony, News Corporation, Viacom and Seagram, plus Bertelsmann, the Germany-based conglomerate.

The New Global Media

Ownership Chart: The Big Six

December 25, 2009

Ownership Chart: The Big Six | Free Press Tell the FCC: Stop Big Media The U.S. media landscape is dominated by massive corporations that, through a history of mergers and acquisitions, have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these giant companies are vertically integrated, controlling everything from initial production to final distribution. Here is information about the largest U.S. media firms…. (more…)

Money Is the Real Green Power:

December 25, 2009

Money Is the Real Green Power: The hoax of eco-friendly nuclear energy

SPINWATCH  Karl Grossman, January/February 2008, FAIR

Nuclear advocates in government and the nuclear industry are engaged in a massive, heavily financed drive to revive atomic power in the United States—with most of the mainstream media either not questioning or actually assisting in the promotion.

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The hoax of eco-friendly nuclear energy

December 25, 2009

SPINWATCH  Karl Grossman, January/February 2008, FAIR

Greens for hireIn “The Greening of Nuclear Power,” the Times, like other mainstream media touting a nuclear restart, also spoke of environmentalists changing their stance on nuclear power. “Two new leaders” have emerged “to encourage the building of new nuclear reactors,” according to the editorial. (more…)