Who Owns the UK Media?

What does it mean to have a ‘free’ media when the nation’s TV channels, news outlets, radio stations, search engines and social media platforms are owned by a handful of giant corporations?  What does it mean to have ‘independent media’ when many of our most influential media organisations are controlled by individuals and Boards that are so closely connected with vested interests? This animation and the accompanying report show that just three companies dominate 71% of the national newspaper market – a market that may be shrinking but is still crucial when it comes to setting the agenda for the rest of the news media. When online readers are included, just five companies dominate some 80% of market share.  In the area of local news, five giant conglomerates account for 80% of all... read more
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