Christa Corrine McLintock’s “The Destruction of Media Diversity, or: How the FCC Learned to Stop Regulating and Love Corporate Dominated Media” investigates the current corporate consolidation climate and the efficacy of alternative media outlets. McLintock examines the history of the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) and its current trend toward deregulation. McLintock argues that the Internet has failed to level the playing field between alternative media outlets and mainstream media conglomerates. She concludes that increased regulation is not only the most viable solution to the alternative media’s predicament, but also the means through which to satisfy the FCC’s stated goals, facilitate First Amendment objectives, and to effectuate overall democratic participation.
Christa Corrine McLintock, The Destruction of Media Diversity, or: How the FCC Learned to Stop Regulating and Love Corporate Dominated Media, 22 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 569 (2004)