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Public funding of private media

Schweizer, Corinne, Puppis, Manuel, Künzler, Matthias and Studer, Samuel (2014) Public funding of private media. LSE Media Policy Project Series, Broughton Micova, Sally and Tambini, Damian (eds.) (Media Policy Brief 11). London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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As advertising revenues shift to non-journalistic platforms, news organizations face financial difficulties. To safeguard pluralism and editorial competition, alternative funding sources should be considered. Policymakers can support private media organizations with mechanisms such as tax relief or even direct subsidies to specific media companies. Such support need not compromise media independence if safeguards such as statutory eligibility criteria are in place. Given convergence, support for private media should also be extended to online media.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors, LSE Media Policy Project
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 22:23
Projects: LSE Media Policy Project
Funders: Swiss Federal Office of Communications, Higher Education Innovation Fund 5, Open Society Foundation

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