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  • LatestSeptember 05, 2017

    Sinclair-Tribune’s Race to Consolidation: Harmful Impacts

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  • The quickest way to stifle creativity in the media industry is a method that seems to be running rampant lately, and one I like to call the “race to consolidation.” Viewers’ choices are dissipating on broadcast television, in particular as mega media mergers come to fruition left and right. But there is one particular race to consolidation with dizzying and dire consequences, if it is allowed to be won: the proposed Sinclair Broadcasting-Tribune Media merger. This massive merger would mute local and independent media voices — particularly at women- and minority-owned networks like Cinémoi — and put Sinclair’s profits ahead of viewers.

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