From the Editor: As Hollywood Consolidates, Independent Media Is More Important Than Ever


Traditionally, the consolidation of media ownership has meant fewer voices and less accountability

If the national election cycle tells you anything, it’s that proper reporting and accurate facts coming from an independent source are the last line of defense in a democracy.

We’re a month from the election, and it is really hard to think about anything but that ballot. But equally significant is this: Independent media is critical to our economy and our cherished political system. It has never been more important than it is right now.

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times. Twitter: @sharonwaxman