“Self-centered, self-promoting, and self-legitimizing”: CNN’s portrayal of media ownership concentration in the US

  title={“Self-centered, self-promoting, and self-legitimizing”: CNN’s portrayal of media ownership concentration in the US},
  author={Christian Herzog and Alise Scerbinina},
  journal={Atlantic Journal of Communication},
  pages={328 - 344}
ABSTRACT In late 2017 the potential merger between AT&T and Time Warner was blocked while two other comparable media deals were not penalized. Drawing on a critical political economy of communications framework, this article investigates CNN online news’ portrayal of media-ownership concentration in the US. We subjected the news coverage (n = 43) of CNN (a subsidiary of Time Warner) to a thematic analysis along the lines that Braun and Clarke suggest. The results show that CNN’s coverage of… 

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