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The Sorry, Sorry State of State Media

In a study released recently, Marius Dragomir introduces a new tool to assess the editorial independence of the world’s state media and…

5 days ago

Funding Journalism in Britain: Commercial Logic Beats Public Interest

Public funding is the most suited, if not sole, future for Britain’s public interest journalism. But both policymakers and commercial media seem…

2 weeks ago

Anya Schiffrin: Media Capture Got Worse

Media capture is a useful concept for understanding the state of the media today, describing a situation in which governments…

5 months ago

Tech Platforms Must Be Regulated. The Question Is How.

Major digital platforms, such as Facebook and Google, are in a dominant position in several areas. They have a crucial…

6 months ago

Private Investors in Talks to Fund European Journalism

A group of unnamed private investors are discussing plans to support independent media, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. As…

8 months ago

Idiot of the Week: Jair Bolsonaro

The Idiot of the Week title goes to a politician who could easily win it every week. The pugnacious Brazilian…

9 months ago

The Future of Media in Hong Kong: A Messy Landscape

A total of 53 opposition politicians and activists were arrested in Hong Kong in January 2021, on the basis that…

9 months ago

Idiot of the Week: Merelize Van Der Merwe

A 32-year old farmer from South Africa, Merelize Van Der Merwe edged out some difficult competition to win the Idiot…

9 months ago

Alden To Boost Stake in Tribune Publishing

A large newspaper publisher is one step away from being created in the United States, following the acquisition of the…

9 months ago

How Advertisers Put Democracy in Danger by Enabling Disinformation

Disinformation and calls to violence clearly helped fuel the recent assault on our nation’s capitol, and an ongoing flood of…

10 months ago