Monday, January 23, 2012

Best Chart Ever

Because of a single comment on an old post here. I just got to see the best chart ever. All the Venn diagrams in the world can't explain the pace of consolidation the way Ben Bagdikian did in 1983. But this flow chart is strikingly clear. You can see the whole page here.

It spells out the eventual consolidation of a slew of old media groups: Jacor, CBS. Midwest, Citicasters, Gannett, Point Communications, Capstar, American Media, Viacom... and many others who all now boil down to just two conglomerates: Infinity and Clear Channel.