Using just 140 characters, Twitter has revolutionized the way news is distributed. Instead of visiting a handful of news sites every morning, people can simply check their Twitter feed where media outlets are constantly tweeting out their latest headlines.
How much should business be regulated? This is often framed as a choice between the good feelings of freedom, and the costs of unmanaged cut-throat competition. But consider: the democracy that most people want to use to manage business is itself a form of cut-throat competition. That is, candidates usually have wide freedoms as they compete to get elected.
By Steve Alexander:Belo Corp (BLC) is one of the largest publicly traded, broadcast television operators in the country. The firm owns 20 television stations, and has at least one affiliate for all of the major networks (ABC - 4 affiliates, CBS - 5, NBC - 4, and FOX - 1), as well as 2 CW and MyNetwork TV affiliates. 9 of their stations operate in the top 25 U.S. markets, and in total Belo's stations reach about 14% of households in the U.S.
The end of the election season means the end of election ads on local television stations. While that may be good news to some viewers, it's bad news for TV stations' budgets as the economic downturn squeezes local stations.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us