In 1983, 90% of media in America was split between 50 different companies. By 2011, that same 90% was controlled by only 6 companies. Check out this awesome infographic on the consolidation of American media. Click the image to see the full size version.
Note from Business Insider:
“This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn’t own AOL, so Huffington Post isn’t affiliated with them.”
If you like this infographic, check out this graphic we posted last November: “Everything You Buy Is Made By 10 Corporations”