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Media Cooperatives: Challenges and Opportunities

February 2, 2019

Part I: Introduction As news organizations seek to engage more deeply with their audiences — while also seeking increased revenue from those audiences — some forward thinkers [1] have begun examining the cooperative model for news… read more

Small But Mighty: Independent News Outlets Are Making An Outsized Impact

November 9, 2017

Google, Facebook and Twitter were hauled in front of Congress last week to explain how Russian bots were able to spread fake news on their platforms. The concern—and a very… read more

In Search of Equity: the Media Consortium Reinvents Itself

September 20, 2017

After a dozen years, the Media Consortium will be sunsetting so that a new, stronger organization can rise in its place. The big drivers of national political life—immigration, education, health… read more

What the Right Gets Right and the Left Gets Wrong About Media

February 1, 2017

Once again, the big Democratic money is flowing to quick fixes instead of to the kind of infrastructure building that would most effectively repair our broken news media system. The… read more

Post-Election, It’s Time for a Radical Rethinking of the News Ecosystem

November 30, 2016

The easy response, in the wake of these multiple failures, is to focus on one specific weakness. If only journalists had interviewed more white people in the Rust Belt! If… read more

Mass Media Has Failed Us Once Again

November 2, 2016

Headlines about CNN commentator Donna Brazile’s leak of debate questions to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton underscore once again the entanglement of mass media with the institutions of power. Hiding behind “balance,” CNN… read more