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JCPA: A Win for Media Corporations, A Loss for Local Journalism

Trust in mass media has hit an all-time low. One bright spot? Americans trust local media far more than other news sources. Alarmingly, this hard-earned trust is at risk of eroding away as local news outlets are decimated from buyouts by massive media corporations. After missing quarterly earnings projections, Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper owner responsible for publishing more than…

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The JCPA: A Hedge Fund Handout

By: Joshua Lamel and Elliott Sangara

Local journalism is in trouble. In the past 15 years, a quarter of newspapers in the U.S have closed, and financial management companies have bought half of the daily newspapers. The death of newspapers impacts communities as well as the individuals who lose their jobs. Areas of the country that don’t have reliable newspaper outlets tend to have higher rates…

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Correcting JCPA Myths with Facts

  Myth: Increased access to journalism has been bad for Americans. Fact: Thanks to the internet and news aggregators, consumers have more access to journalism and information than ever before. They no longer have to rely exclusively on the paper that arrives at their doorstep but can seek out different viewpoints and find more information. By providing consumers with to…

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The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Is Not What You Think It Is

Journalism is critical to keeping Americans informed. In fact, access to information was so important to the Founding Fathers that they enshrined free speech and a free press in the First Amendment. That’s why it’s so concerning to see some lawmakers support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA). Despite the significant concerns raised about the initial version of the…

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Re:Create Statement on Copyright Office Publishers Protections Report

Re:Create issued the below statement today after the Copyright Office released its findings on potential Copyright Protections for Press Publishers: “The Copyright Office’s report on potential protections for publishers confirms what Re:Create, small publishers, consumers, libraries, and academics have been saying all along: a link tax or other ancillary copyright protections are not necessary, effective or constitutional,” said Executive Director…

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