Shadowrun: Dirty Laundry
When Atlanta billionaire Ted Turner died a number of years back, his wHl set up Turner Network Television as the controlling company in an interlocking restructure of his corporate holdings.
This threw down a challenge to the big corps that were busily achieving a choke-hold on the media, even back then. This network will stand as a bastion of the free press in a world where
freedom is increasingly under attack."
NewsNet is the modem incarnation of the Turner Network, and the crusty old guy’s brilliantly paranoid net of legal and financial defenses is still working. NewsNet is the only major that
is independent of higher corporate ownership or government control. Its stock portfolio even boasts significant chunks of voting stock from other majors.
That’s why NewsNet has the biggest, most controversial news division of any of the majors. And with a SWAT team of lawyers second to none, NewsNet is not afraid who their stories might hurt. A lot of pabulum still goes out on their broadcasts, but it is the only major that also offers good, muckraking, investigative reporting.