Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 5:21am
REFORMER STUDIES SLAM INDUSTRY STUDIES
[SOURCE: Broadcasting&Cable, AUTHOR: John Eggerton]
On the opening day of the Free Press-sponsored Media Reform Conference in Memphis, researchers released a half-dozen studies they say refute big media's case for loosening ownership restrictions. â€œThese six studies take apart Big Mediaâ€™s latest claims and show that ownership limits are more important than ever to ensure a local, diverse and competitive media environment,â€ said Free Press Research Director S. Derek Turner. The studies include Out of Focus: The NABâ€™s Fraudulent Financial Analysis, which claims to expose "misleading claims about the supposedly poor financial health of broadcasters," and Misleading Industry Market Analyses, which "reveals how Big Media dominate the lionâ€™s share of local markets across the country."
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