Advertising-Funded Media

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(1) Description of the pattern

This pattern presents the system wherein media stations are primarily funded by selling advertising time to others. This time is often very expensive and favors large companies. This creates a system in which the media answers not to the public, but to the companies that are paying for the advertising time.

(2) Why the pattern is good (i.e. bad)