Center for American Progress

: Special Intern Screening of ‘Outfoxed’
Past Event

Special Intern Screening of ‘Outfoxed’

Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT

Exclusive Intern Screening of ‘Outfoxed’
Consolidation in the media has emerged as a major threat to American democracy. As fewer media companies determine what hundreds of millions of people see, read and hear, public opinion and debate are shaped in profoundly important ways.

Perhaps no individual or organization personifies this trend more than Rupert Murdoch and Fox News Channel. The “Fox Effect” has had a major impact on broadcast and print reporting and journalistic standards. How does such profound concentration of control affect the accuracy of news and the diversity of viewpoints? What does it portend for the future of democratic participation?

These questions are explored in this groundbreaking new documentary film from director Robert Greenwald. The film and Greenwald were profiled in the July 11 New York Times Magazine.