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For an encyclopedia of the corporate media and related issues see Sourcewatch

Media is the system of producing, packaging, distributing and consuming information.

The major media are: TV, Film, Radio, Electronic, Print, Realspace (like and sporting events)

See the VideoVault for a collection of timely videos.

Additionally, technology resources that help structure democracy could potentially be considered media as well:


Congress.Org has a Media Contacts page which allows you to write a letter to up to five media outlets at once. This "shotgun" approach to writing letters to the editor has a low success rate, but makes up for it in numbers.

The media is sometimes known as the "Fourth Estate", i.e. as a part of our political system in addition to the conventional make up of government. Because of its critical role in politics, an important issue is media bias because media bias can influence the way the masses vote in elections. There is concern with the Corporate media and the SCLM (so-called liberal media). Media consolidation threatens to drown out less powerful community voices, thus giving more public influence to the corporate media. Media legislation drafted by Congress and policies implemented by the Federal Communications Commission can have a profound impact in countering consolidation. Legislation and other important issues are discussed at media conferences.

We now have our own Actual Liberal Media (ALM).

The media, especially print media traditionally endorses of of the candidates before the election. These endorsements can add legitimacy to a foundering or marginalized campaign.


See Daily Kos diary by "Timroff" for a list of media contacts. However, Andrew McNaughton of Scoop Media Ltd claims that the list contained inappropriate contact addresses including those of sales and technical staff.

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This page was last modified 03:32, 7 March 2007 by AlanF. Based on work by Andrew, Rich Wingerter, Chad Lupkes and Andrew Oh-Willeke and dKosopedia user(s) PatriotismOverProfits, Bmaples, Quests, MH in PA, Fredfish, Luam, Alice, Maxomai, Jumbo and Centerfielder. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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