The Editorial State of the Media

As editors, readers, and writers here at Cogitate, we’re concerned with the integrity of the news and entertainment many consume every day. We’ve always advocated for critical consumption, and there has never been a more important time than now to be aware of the sources of our daily info and entertainment diets because today most of our media is controlled by one of six companies. To understand the modern lay of the media land, here is a  helpful graphic below from Frugal Dad, which very elegantly demonstrates the state of media consolidation in the United States:


Media Consolidation Infographic

Source: Frugal dad


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