In an attempt to examine the social roles of local media in the Pacific Islands, Francis Dalisay of Washington State University published a research paper on the PDN. The paper begins with explaining that mass media corporations “serve as agents of social control” to “maintain social systems” and “legitimize elite interests”. Due to PDN’s ownership with U.S. base corporation (Gannett), several articles, editorials, and opinions have favored “continued American control of Guam” and keeping the island at status quo. Click here to subscribe for a copy of the report

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