I thought that this infographic from Frugal Dad via LinkedIn today is an interesting et cetera:

This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.

That’s consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983.

NOTE: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn’t own AOL, so Huffington Post isn’t affiliated with them.

But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates “the illusion of choice,” Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren’t owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.

Here’s the graphic: 

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3 Comments on 90% of the media in the United States is controlled by 6 corporations

  1. Jennifer F says:

    Wow, that’s amazing. I didn’t know that. Thanks for the interesting and eye opening info.

  2. LInda Gartz says:

    Sandy, This information is critical for us to know– and frightening. But what are we to do? People barely have time to read the news — much less seek out alternative sources, all the while trying to work, help kids with homework, keep up all the necessities of life, and often just try to save a job. Now we’re fed just what those 6 giants want us to hear.

  3. Sandy Arnone says:

    Thanks Jennifer and Linda, I thought it scary too.

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