The consolidation of media companies is a topic of intense discussion as the consolidation continues.
Here are a few examples of the media consolidation, along with some interesting quotes from experts.
–James Dolan, president of NewMedia Partners, a digital media and digital media consulting firm, on why consolidation is important: The media is the ultimate conduit of political information.
It has been the dominant media for a long time.
And it’s still the dominant medium for political information, to a certain extent.
The way that media consolidation has happened in the past decade, in the 21st century, I think is a reflection of the nature of our politics.
There are many things that people are really interested in, but they are interested in information and their opinions and opinions of the news.
And that’s the reason that consolidation has been so important.
–Peter Grosz, chief digital officer of The Washington Post, on the importance of consolidation: The Post is still the world’s leading media organization, and it is one of the few that have not just become part of the digital media world but have become the dominant digital media organization.
I think that’s one of those things that I see as one of our most important challenges going forward.
–Jim Rutenberg, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Broadcasters, on how consolidation has affected the news business: It’s been a major challenge.
And what’s happened in newsrooms and the way that news has changed in the last 10 years is that you have more and more competitors, you have fewer and fewer newspapers, you get more and, in some cases, less direct access to viewers.
The news is so important to the way people communicate, and there is so much content, and the amount of information is so huge, that it is really hard to find the balance that we need to get news to people, even though that’s our core business.
And the fact that so many people are using platforms like YouTube and Facebook and Twitter and Instagram to get the news, and so much of that content is just so incredibly hard to track down, has created a real challenge.
The fact that news is increasingly available to all devices — and it’s also increasingly available via the internet — has created another challenge, too.
We know that we have to be able to reach people across the world through the internet, so that we are always connected, and we are not isolated.
–Gavin McInnes, president, News Corp., on how news has evolved since the advent of social media: I think the shift in news is that people have increasingly become aware that news isn’t always the most accurate, and that people can find information that they don’t necessarily believe.
That’s really how it’s evolved.
That means we have fewer of the old-fashioned stories that we used to read and see and share on television.
We’re also starting to see a change in the way in which news is being distributed.
And we’ve seen the advent and growth of social-media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, where people are sharing and commenting on what’s happening in their local communities.
And so the way news is disseminated is changing in a way that is not reflected in traditional news organizations.
–Tom Schatz, CEO, News Corporation, on what he thinks is a bigger threat to the future of journalism: The ability of people to share their thoughts and opinions and have a voice in the content that they consume is going to be a big challenge to our business.
–Jonathan Zittrain, senior vice president and general counsel, AT&T, on consolidation in media: We see consolidation as a trend, and I think there is a real opportunity to drive innovation and better delivery of news in a dynamic and growing marketplace.
And, if we’re able to continue to move the news more to social media, we’ll have a much better chance of keeping our audience engaged and having them care about what’s going on in their communities.
–Jenny Beth Martin, senior editor, BuzzFeed, on whether consolidation is a good thing or a bad thing: I don’t think that there’s any question that consolidation is good for the industry and good for consumers.
But I think consolidation is going through a period where it’s really hard for traditional news publishers to keep up with the pace of change, and if the consolidation that’s happening is going the way it’s going, then you’re going to see the impact of that, not just on traditional news, but on all the news that’s out there.
And I think what we’re going through is not just a disruption of traditional news but also an enormous disruption of all of the journalism that’s going to happen in the coming years.
–John D. MacDougall, president & chief executive, ABC News, on if consolidation is bad for journalism: There are a lot of issues about how to deal with this, but one of them is,