Funny, I thought Columbia Journalism Review would give the award to Michael Powell:
"It's time for our first annual Ben Bagdikian Media Monopoly Award. Who or what has done the most to curb the dangerously rising power of media companies in America?
Is it Michael Copps, the rebel FCC commissioner who over the past couple of years helped build a broad left/right coalition against the growing concentration in media ownership?
Is it the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, which slowed the tide of media deregulation when it told the FCC it could deregulate no further, and sent the commission back to the drawing board?
Worthy competitors, but they're just runners-up. Our winner is Sinclair Broadcast Group, which this week is unwittingly providing perhaps the clearest example yet of what can happen when a single company controls too many media outlets."