The Common Good
March 2013

TRIVIA: Media Monopoly

by Elaina Ramsey | March 2013

Who controls the airwaves?

Find out who is controlling the airwaves—play a rousing game of Media Monopoly Trivia. All the answers can be found in “Air Wars,” by Danny Duncan Collum, in the March 2013 issue of Sojourners magazine. Good luck!

  1. What is the full name of the government agency that regulates all media broadcasts in the U.S.? (Hint: Goes by the acronym FCC.)
     
  2. What is the second-largest multinational mass media corporation? (Hint: Think British phone-hacking scandal.)
     
  3. Which media mogul wants to control the flow of information in the U.S.? (Hint: The owner of the corporation referenced in the previous question.)
     
  4. Who is trying to buy up the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune—two of the nation’s largest newspapers? (Hint: The guy pictured to the left.)
     
  5. Who owns Fox News? (Hint: Notice a pattern yet?)

Elaina Ramsey is assistant editor of Sojourners magazine.

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