Cooperative as a news agency or cable TV channel? How a coop can get big in the big media arena?

Dear Prof. Wolff. First of all, we would like to thank you for your amazing lectures on coops. We appreciate all the hard work you put in to popularize the social way of doing business. I would like to ask a question on mass media, TV channels, and public relations. This question is important like never before, since today, most of the information and public opinion is shaped by a couple of powerful corporate media groups. How a democratic way of running the business, meaning COOP model, can and should change the status quo in this area? Could you direct us to some literature or examples of well-established cooperative TV channel or even a mass media agency that has at its roots the COOP principles? We know of public radios and stuff like that. However I believe that's not enough. Could you touch this subject on one of your upcoming talks for a greater exposure? I looked into Associated Press, as their wiki page states it is a news agency that operates as a cooperative. Yet, this so-called cooperative has only a board of directors that consists of different people representing other media outlets. The true meaning of the word "cooperative" in this case is skewed. Can you comment on this as well? Thank You, Denis Donici and SKRY Online Team

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  • Denis Donici
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2017-04-02 08:45:06 -0400