Technology’s Impact on the News Industry
CSIS guest host Caitlin Chin sits down with Lisa Macpherson, a senior policy analyst at Public Knowledge, to discuss how the news industry has been affected by digital transformation, particularly as large technology platforms increase their market share of online advertising. In addition, they examine policy frameworks to support the news industry—including negotiation models such as the U.S. Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) and Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code, as well as alternative proposals such as tax credits for local newspapers, non-profit status for media outlets, taxes on large digital platforms, and public broadcasting services.Additional Resources:
- Public Knowledge’s JCPA Resources.
- Lisa Macpherson, “The Free Press Is A Pillar of Our Democratic Infrastructure – and It’s Crumbling. Policymakers Should Support Local News in the Infrastructure Bill,” Public Knowledge, May 26, 2021.
- Public Knowledge’s Superfund for the Internet Proposal Summary.