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News and Media Web Directory

The United States of America are the epicenter of modern media, television, printed press, music and film industry. There are numerous broadcasting companies, some of which being highly regarded as ones of the most powerful in the world. Americans spend an average of 5-6 hours a day watching TV, so it stands to reason that television is an important factor in the US.

The movie industry is a very crucial method through which the American way has spread throughout the world. And in the center, there's Hollywood which promoted American movies worldwide since the 1940s. The main movie, often considered the best film in the world is Citizen Kane, directed by D.W. Griffith, an epitome of movie-making and responsible for modern-day movie grammar. Stars like Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp and Al Pacino have garnered worldwide success and notoriety.

Music is also an important part of American media, with several types of music being invented here. Artists like Madonna and Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley have also become universal stars known by the entire world.

In terms of press, the US has thousands of publications – most cities having at least one daily newspaper. The New York Times and The Washington Post are one of the best known papers in the world. Even though there's a lot happening in the press world, Reporters Without Borders have placed the US on the 47th place in terms of press freedom, in a list of 179 countries. Recent years have brought a setback in this direction due to various reasons.