Who Owns the World’s Media?

Written by Terry Flew on September 29, 2013

Eli Noam, Columbia Institute for Tele-information (CITI)
“American Media Concentration and Ownership in Global Comparison”
Presentation to Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC41), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, USA, 28-29 September 2013

* Largest media owners are now institutional investors, not media moguls such as Rupert Murdoch – State Street, Vanguard and Fidelity are the largest
* Global media ownership study has covered 80% of the world’s media (measures differ by GDP/population)
* Industry concentration of different industries is a function of capital intensity e.g. search

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Conroy media reform proposals

Written by Terry Flew on March 13, 2013

After a long delay, the Federal Government’s response to the Convergence Review and the Finkelstein Review has now been released.

My commentary on Minister Conroy’s response, published in The Conversation, is below.

Yesterday, communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy finally presented the government response to the Convergence Review and Finkelstein review.

It is hard to know how many drafts of this long-awaited response have been generated in the minister’s office, but what has finally been put forward is decidedly low-key. It

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