UPDATED BELOW Lisa Simeone, host of two cultural programs on National Public Radio, was fired from one of her positions last night for her leading role in the Freedom Plaza occupation in Washington, D.C. The proximate cause was a series of blogs posts in the Daily Caller asserting that she had violated NPR’s code of ethics, an allegation which Simeone denies. “It overblown. Everyone’s overreacting,” Simeone told Salon in a phone interview.
As I was doing job research today and looking at all the different media outlets, by state, then by city, I began to think about how the American Media is run today. Not even twenty years ago there were laws against monopolies and literally hundreds of different companies owned the different media outlets. But take a look at how the field appears now. What follows is a list of the top twenty U.S.