Thanks to Jim S. for the article. Please respond to one of these questions:
- should the government prohibit private companies from interfering with advertising (i.e. the primary source of revenue for network television) in broadcast media that is distributed freely? Couldn’t that be considered an unfair business practice for the advertisers?
- What are the economic consequences of a diminished efficacy of network advertising?
- Will the marketplace become more or less competitive / more or less easily dominated by massive international firms somehow?
- If the major networks failed (due to severely decreased ad revenues) what would that mean for the media landscape as a whole?