ETHICS IN TERMS OF MONOPOLIZATION OF PRESS COMPANIES AND DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
BASIN İŞLETMELERİNİN VE DAĞITIM KANALLARININ TEKELLEŞMESİ AÇISINDAN ETİK

Author : Görkem BORAN -Murat SEZGİN
Number of pages : 309-322

Abstract

It is well-known that media has the power to create an ideology over public opinion. People with capital who realized the power of the media started to enter into the media sector more than ever with the spread of the internet. The acquisition of businesses such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television and even distribution channels by the owners of capital created the concept of monopolization in the media and made this situation customary. While businessmen operating in different business areas such as energy, mining, oil, automotive, finance and tourism want to promote themselves and their companies and use the press in political relations, they also buy the media organizations to have a voice in public opinion. Holding owners make many compromises in order to gain some interests from the state, which puts intense pressure on those working in the media sector. The situation of the media in Turkey is deteriorating day by day as people who have worked and tried to hold on within this sector for years leave their places to the owners who have a large capital. Conglomerations in the sector cause many ethical problems by ignoring basic media principles. This study aims to present the critical aspects of a situation arising from monopolization that is contrary to the ethical framework and to prepare discussion forms. On the other hand, this study is examined in more detail in the master's thesis of the Department of Communication Sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences of Uşak University.

Keywords

Media, Monopolization, Distribution, Ethics, Distribution Channels

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