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Journalism on Social Media

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • May 6, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 18:51
Whether or not the primary audience pays for it, news always costs money—somewhere along the line, at least. Google and Facebook currently face global pressure to pay news outlets who share items on their platforms. Australia already passed a law requiring this; Canada is considering a similar law. Victor Pickard, professor of media policy and political economy at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, helps us understand why this is necessary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)