Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Death of New England's independent media

I am still struggling to meet deadlines, including finalisation of the paper on New England social change 1950-2000  that I have to deliver in Armidale Friday. I struggle to write anything substantive.

Did you know that in 1950 all the New England media, press and radio, were locally owned? Even when TV came, the stations were locally owned. Yet by 2000, local ownership had shrunk to a few independent papers.

Does this matter? I think that it does. It changed everything.

Maybe some posts on this would help me sort out my ideas.   

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