The shifting media landscape of the Trump era

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Guests: Cory Doctorow, Andy Kroll, Meg James

There are a lot of changes in the media these days. We’ll begin today’s show talking about the Trump administration’s threat to repeal net neutrality protections and what this would mean for the future of the internet. CORY DOCTOROW, co-editor of Boing Boing joins us to explain. Then, we’ll explore how the media landscape is shifting in the Trump era. The DOJ is blocking the sale of Time Warner to AT&T, just as Time Inc. was bought by the Koch Brothers-affiliated Meredith media group. Trump just lambasted the Time Warner-owned CNN again in recent days, suggesting that the network’s international coverage is biased against him. Finally, the Trump administration has repealed a law to prevent local media monopolies, allowing Sinclair Broadcasting group to buy local stations that broadcast syndicated pro-Trump commentaries on local news affiliates. ANDY KROLL of Mother Jones and MEG JAMES of the Los Angeles Times joins us to discuss all of this and what the fallout could look like for media companies and for news coverage.

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