Infotainment and the Moral Obligations of the Multimedia Conglomerate

  title={Infotainment and the Moral Obligations of the Multimedia Conglomerate},
  author={Mary Lyn Stoll},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  • Mary Lyn Stoll
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Business Ethics
When the Federal Communications Commission considered revamping its policies, many political activists argued that media conglomerates had failed to meet their duties to protect freedom of speech. Moveon’s dispute with CBS over its proposed Superbowl advertisement and Michael Moore’s quarrel over distribution of his documentary, Fahrenheit 911, are cases in point. In matters of pure entertainment, the public expect companies to avoid offensive programming. The press, on the other hand, may well… Expand
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