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Top properties of the nation’s 15 largest media companies
November 26, 2006 8:55 PM   Subscribe


 
The phrase: "Top properties of the nation’s 15 largest media companies" was supposed to go above the "From AdAge" bit.

I suck, I can't read, and I apologize.
posted by Kwantsar at 8:58 PM on November 26, 2006


It certianly is.
posted by Balisong at 9:01 PM on November 26, 2006


Honourable intentions, but I can't help but think that this is pretty poorly designed from an infographic point of view. It's possible that easily-understood illustration of the primary relationships was not the intention, though, I guess.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:03 PM on November 26, 2006


If I've ever seen a single page worth of information that just screams for some Java based interactiveability, this is it.
posted by Balisong at 9:04 PM on November 26, 2006


No one owns the Internet...yet.
posted by Staggering Jack at 9:10 PM on November 26, 2006


Metafilter: If I've ever seen a single page worth of information that just screams for some Java based interactiveability, this is it.
posted by emelenjr at 9:12 PM on November 26, 2006


"Media in large part are defined as information and entertainment distribution systems in which advertising is a key element."

Unlike, say, Google or Yahoo! . . . ??!
posted by donovan at 9:26 PM on November 26, 2006


when people argue that corportate income taxes are passed on to the consumer I'll just forward them this list of net revenues.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 9:37 PM on November 26, 2006


By 2005 revenue (assuming all Google revenue is advertising revenue, which isn't strictly true, but probably close enough, and assuming I'm reading this right) Google is probably something like 13th on this list, and would be 8th or 9th this year. A good reminder that as powerful as Google, and as badly as TW and Disney have stumbled, there are still some very big other players out there.
posted by louie at 9:44 PM on November 26, 2006


Is that an ad for TimeWarner? I was looking over it, all zoomed-in like, then at the bottom it has a huge TimeWarner logo.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 9:49 PM on November 26, 2006


The size of these companies and the comparative revenue of their various components are just fascinating bits of information.

Thanks for this post, Kwantsar. You have succeeded despite your suckiness and illiteracy.
posted by ibmcginty at 9:52 PM on November 26, 2006


[sort of cleaned up this post]
posted by jessamyn at 10:09 PM on November 26, 2006


You've gotta warn a brother if you're gonna post a link to a big PDF...
posted by joshjs at 10:34 PM on November 26, 2006


[fixed that too!]
posted by jessamyn at 10:36 PM on November 26, 2006


Woo hoo! I'm in the Top 15!

I know of one other Mefite in the top 15, too. But I bet there are probably more.

And woo hoo, I work for a place that has higher revenues than Clear Channel and arguably sucks less because it has a conscience.
posted by bugmuncher at 11:12 PM on November 26, 2006


Woo hoo! I'm in the Top 15!

This is an interesting and unexpected response, but perhaps that's just me being a cryptohippy again.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:50 PM on November 26, 2006


The signal-to-noise ratio on this thing is frighteningly low. Perhaps I could wade through it, were it plastered on the wall of an apartment complex.
posted by tehloki at 12:09 AM on November 27, 2006


We should probably nuke them all from space... just to be sure. But then they probably own space too.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 4:22 AM on November 27, 2006


At the bottom of the page...

It's not how big we are, it's what we do with it that counts.

Now bend over...
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:11 AM on November 27, 2006


Erm, yeah, AOL is listed as TW revenue so some 'internet' revenue is counted, and while google doesn't produce it's own content, neither does DirecTV or PrimeStar.
posted by delmoi at 5:29 AM on November 27, 2006


Woo hoo! I'm in the Top 15!

This is an interesting and unexpected response, but perhaps that's just me being a cryptohippy again.

There are some advantages for working for a big media company with a conscience. For instance, if I want to move to a different market, it's possible I can do so while remaining in the company.

Additionally, when it's time to make huge capital investments that my own outfit couldn't afford, the company steps up. There's no way in a few hundred years our outfit alone (or even our group) would have been able to swing a $40 million expenditure on a new production facility. But corporate took care of it.

That and the company I work for doesn't have an editorial agenda, like Clear Channel or News Corp. Each local editorial board decides how the editorials go.

However, there are a few tradeoffs. since I am in journalism in a small market, I don't make a lot of money. And if an outlet at a much larger market has a bad week, it can take months for our tiny paper to do its part to help make up for it.

Anyway, there are messed up places to work both inside and outside of the top 15, so it's not like that's something I'd use as a gauge of whether I'd want to work at a place. It just means some things will be easier and some things will be harder.
posted by bugmuncher at 6:49 AM on November 27, 2006


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