Key Concepts in Media and Communication Policy

What is the Public Interest?

What are the points of view?
  • Corporate
  • Regulatory
  • Consumer

What is Net Neutrality and why is it important?

What is Concentration of Ownership and why is it Bad?

What is the Digital Divide and why should we care?

What is Community Programming and why is it important?

Conservative vs. Liberal
  • Conservatives think the market will figure it out.
  • Liberals think Regulation and Reform are in the publics interest, while allowing corporations to thrive.

Monopolies vs. Market
  • Monopolies don't inovate
  • Monopolies are not diverse
  • Monopolies do the unpopular
  • Monopolies don't share
  • Monopolies don't price competively