More Insights with a Link by Mitch Santell
The first big transition in the news business was in the early 1980’s. ABC Television decided that their news division would become a part of their “entertainment division.” The result? There was a gossip column feel as more and more stories were written based on sponsors, products, and trends in the culture.
The most significant shift during my lifetime in media in the USA was the telecommunications act of 1996 signed into law by Bill Clinton and causing hundreds of companies to fold and thousands of jobs eliminated. Now read what Jon Rappoport has to say on the subject. He nails it right on the head.