This chart is designed to show how a small numbers of corporations control a majority of U.S. media. The X-axis represents years, from 1983 to 2004; the Y-axis represents the number of corporations. The number of corporations required to control a majority of media outlets has consistently and significantly dropped throughout years. The number was 50 in 1983, but it dropped to 29 in 1987, and 14 in 1992. As of 2004, 5 corporations control a majority of the U.S. media.