Frugal Dad Releases Infographic on Media Consolidation

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Outlines shocking statistics about media in the United States

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The Infographic introduces the six companies who have come to control 90% of mainstream U.S. news and entertainment outlets

This week, the personal finance and consumer intelligence blog, Frugaldad, launches its latest consumer interest infographic. The infographic, “The Illusion of Choice” introduces the six companies who have come to control 90% of mainstream U.S. news and entertainment outlets.

Since FCC deregulations began in the mid-nineties, national corporations have seized ownership of local newspapers, T.V. and radio stations in every community. Ad revenues and service fees have skyrocketed, and the number of owners has dropped 40%. The result is not only the quality decline of local news and music, but also rising saturation of single-perspective national media. White’s infographic, “The Illusion of Choice” exposes the un-thought of corporate stake in the newspapers, networks and websites we access every day.

If consolidation has exhausted traditional mediums, the web represents the last frontier. The rapid consolidation of older industries is instructive and highly relevant to bloggers, Frugaldad Jason White reminds. “Bloggers work in an increasingly corporate field. Everyone’s concerned with the effects of monetization.” Debates on net neutrality make this question of consolidation pressing for any active internet user.

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Jason White founded in 2007 after spending years as a representative for various credit card and banking companies. He watched as his customers made poor financial decisions that buried them in debt, and he decided to start a personal finance blog to help average people make prudent financial choices. Since then, has helped thousands of readers from all over the world with practical advice on saving money, living frugal lifestyles, and finding coupons and deals. White now works in software development and lives in Denver, CO.
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