Here’s a chart of why communities need libraries. If your local media are dominated by a single entity, then libraries dimensionalize information and provide diversity of voice to drive research, introspection and opinion.
These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6#ixzz1xrweYHoo
With at least two cities (Birmingham AL and New Orleans, LA) heading for the loss of their daily edition of their newspapers, libraries become even more essential to balancing access to news and information for all.
Update: More resources (Thanks Gary Price):
Columbia School of Journalism
If you’re against libraries you’re against the foundations of democracy.