Two announcements today rocked the world of independent media and college radio.
First, the Department of Justice approved the pending NBC-Comcast merger. Not since before the the dawn of the information age have we seen such a consolidation of the generation and distribution of information under one entity.
Second, the University of San Fransisco sold their radio station's license without warning the staff of the station. The DJs showed up for their shows and there were new locks on the doors and the staff had to ask about what happened to their own station.
I'll leave analysis to others but I encourage you to read up on these events and think about their implications. How does consolidation of media affect the world, our information, and ultimately you? How does the slow extinction of independent media outlets affect our ability to receive unfiltered news of the day's events?