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(2016/02/23) The corporatization of the media

February 24, 201668 min
Edition #993
Today we look at the effects of the media companies shift from producing news content as a public service to ‘infotainment’ and where we’re headed in the world of vertical integration and threats to net neutrality
 
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: CNN's 'courageous' move to blur the lines between news and advertising - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 6-12-15
Ch. 3: Song 1: Blur the Lines - The Meeting Places

00:02:19 Ch. 4: Act 2: Michael Isikoff And Cenk Uygur On The State Of The News Media Today - (Edited Interview) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-11-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Free and Equal Speech - Chris Priest

00:14:23 Ch. 6: Act 3: PROOF The Media Is Only For The Rich - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 1-9-16
Ch. 7: Song 3: RazorWire - Chris Priest

00:17:39 Ch. 8: Act 4: The next threat of a mega merger of cable companies - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-11-16
Ch. 9: Song 4: Perpetuum Mobile - Penguin Cafe Orchestra

00:20:39 Ch. 10: Act 5: Why China is Trying to Rewrite Worldwide Internet Rules... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-01-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: North By North - Faded Paper Figures

00:25:21 Ch. 12: Act 6: Net Neutrality is STILL in Danger - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-28-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: Dirty Paws - Of Monsters and Men

00:37:15 Ch. 14: Act 7: A few of the media's failures in covering the election - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-19-16
Ch. 15: Song 7: My Conversation - The Uniques

00:40:26 Ch. 16: Act 8: 40 Years After "All the President's Men," Redford Plays Another Journo Challenging Power in "Truth" - @democracynow - Air Date: 01-26-16

Voicemails
00:48:43 Ch. 17: Thoughts on food activism - Linea from Illinois
00:52:34 Ch. 18: High stakes in rich areas aren't such high stakes - Megan from near Seattle
00:54:02 Ch. 19: Racism, capitalism and private prisons - V from Western New York
00:57:24 Ch. 20: Living now vs 100 years ago - Stephanie from Seattle
00:58:14 Ch. 21: Speaking past each other about Capitalism - Dave from Olympia, WA
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:01:12 Ch. 22: Final comments on the history of telecoms and the lack of universal service
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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