I'm sorry -- this is one of the threads where I deleted my posts in a fit of snit. Perhaps I can make a small fix although I can't call-back the original posters.
Are the various media types that make money based on education or faction type? ...
While I suppose it should be tested, the answer seems fairly clear from the "hover-over" on the selected option for each building.First,
each media building has a range
(similar to the Electric Power Plant) which the "open-eye" will not show you until it is built. Both the Radio & TV Stations have a variable range which is increased by altitude -- so you have to understand the Tropican topography to get the most coverage from these expensive toys. The Newspaper has only one money making option - applicable to 'adult' citizens, probably without a range.
The Radio Station within its range (pay attention to that) has three money making options:
- Bubble Gum music for the AGE range of 4 to 25 (Children and 'youth')
- Bachata music for the UNEDUCATED
- Opera music for the COLLEGE EDUCATED
So unless tests show otherwise, the money making options have nothing to do with political factions.
The TV Station within its range (pay attention to that) has three money making options:
- SitCom (replay of Gilligan's Island) for all ADULTS
- Soaps (Russian) for the ADULT FEMALES
- Sumo Wrestling for the ADULT UNEDUCATED MALE
- Frequently reported to be the most profitable option.
Again, unless tests show otherwise, the money making options have nothing to do with political factions.
Since profitability has to do with both station coverage and the character of the citizens within that 'range' -- the use of media for making money
seems not to be simple.