Does media ownership affect democracy?
The public's right to information and ideas from the widest possible range of sources is one of the fundamental pillars of democracy. This seminar explores the relationship among media, public interest and democracy in the light of the current reality (FCC’s politics, First Amendment right, media ownership, etc.). Has the concentration of media ownership in recent decades in the hands of a few corporations led to a narrowing of the range of voices and opinions being expressed in the mass media? What are the consequences of media ownership in society? What about the digital divide?