We are now fully owned by private publishing company Ginge Media.
We firmly believe that mass corporate control of public media can be dangerous. AT&T owns CNN, Comcast owns NBC and MSNBC, Walt Disney Television owns ABC, Gannett Co. Inc. owns over 250 daily papers, including USA Today.
The point is, corporations are created for profit, so what if the reporting entity has damaging knowledge of something about the corporate publisher that owns it? Are they going to sugarcoat the bad news? Are they even going to cover that news at all? How would you feel about publishing an article that would damage your boss’s reputation? You’d be afraid of losing your job. Of course most journalists would probably uphold their ethics code and report anyway, but who is to say how many times this may have been reality, yet the public will never know about it? My guess is this has happened more than once.
Here at The US Inquirer, we are firm believers that reporting media should be independent entities, not controlled by corporate media companies, and we will hold out on accepting acquisition deals offered to us by corporate publishers and we will continue to be a privately owned, independent small media company.
Editor-in-Chief at The US Inquirer