In the 21st century, we have more media options available to us than ever before. But these media outlets are owned by a small number of corporations. For example, we now have six or more broadcast networks compared to three in the past. On the other hand, fewer and fewer local television stations are independently owned by individuals within the communities that the stations serve. There are literally hundreds of options when it comes to cable channels, but in many cases they are repackages of the same basic sets of material.
Your task is to take a position in this common debate and make a convincing case. Compose your answer in essay format that uses information from the textbook reading as well as your personal experience. Your response should be approximately 200 – 300 words.