In the digital era, journalism should be considered a public good

Victor Pickard  |  September 15, 2021

By Victor Pickard, includes “Over the past year, partly in response to the pandemic accelerating the evisceration of local media, the US government has begun to consider policy responses to its domestic journalism crisis; for example, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act. … These subsidies should do two things: first, they must ensure that funding goes toward producing journalism (and not simply to owners and investors — i.e., socializing losses and privatizing profits), and second, they should help transition failing commercial models to nonprofit and public institutions.”

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