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By David Herman   August 2005

We are always being told how fast our culture is changing. Nowhere is this more true, apparently, than in the media. Satellite and cable have changed television for good. Newspapers are struggling to compete with the internet. Now that the ratings of ITV, the people’s channel, are in free fall, where can advertising companies place their television ads? What is surprising, then, is how extraordinarily old-fashioned the recent Media Guardian 100 seems. Here are all the movers and shakers, and they seem positively Edwardian.

The demographics are not promising. 15 per cent are women, 99 per cent are white. Fewer…

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