More on Media Under-Diversification

Foreign Dispatches serves us an example of how commercial TV-networks are, or at least ought to be, chasing the median viewers' taste, simply because, as Abiola puts it, "it would be commercial madness to do otherwise". In this case the chase is along a political left-right scale. This is someting that leads away from the earlier discussion of the failure of commercial media to fulfil the diverse demands of their audiences, towards someting of much wider interest: How do the dynamics of free media interact with democracy? A question no less complicated that that about the impact of state-run media.

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