The mainstream media face brutal economic challenges, but there is a bit of good news. The Project on Excellence in Journalism has a new report:
FCC media ownership rules and CRS report
Columbia Journalism Review database: "Who Owns What"
The case of Arianna Huffington:
- "Having the media controlled by roughly 20 or so megacorporations has clearly had a deleterious effect -- lessening competition, squelching dissent, choking off debate, and elevating profit over the public good." -- Arianna Huffington, in The American Prospect, June 17, 2004.
- Huffington Post launches in 2005.
- "By combining HuffPost with AOL's network of sites, thriving video initiative, local focus, and international reach, we know we'll be creating a company that can have an enormous impact, reaching a global audience on every imaginable platform." -- Arianna Huffington, in The Huffington Post, February 7, 2011, announcing its acquisition by AOL.
- Two years later, Ms. Huffington reflects.