The Bagdikian Interview

FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, rebroadcast an interview with Ben Bagdikian, author of The Media Monopoly.

Listening to the ’95 interview of Ben Bagdikian.
He mentions the danger of owning both distribution and content. The media / art companies has taken that up one step.

They own distribution, content, and reviews of content.
They give themselves great reviews for bad music, books, tv, film, etc. OR
They give themselves reviews and deny reviews to independents knowing that even a bad review is good publicity.

Being a musician, painter and writer, I see this every day.
Don’t excuse media control of the arts. Daily we see bad music, bad films, bad books, etc. Support arts too. It’s a big part of FAIRness.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

Tricky art and media conglomerates – want it all!


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