Media Ownership Research Press Conference

October 23rd 2006

On October 23, 2006, the Benton Foundation and the Social Science Research Council released four independent academic studies on the impact of media consolidation in the United States. The new research focuses on how the concentration of media ownership affects media content, from local news reporting to radio music programming, and how minority groups have fared -- as both media outlet owners and as historically undeserved audiences -- in an increasingly deregulated media environment.