Should Big Tech Pay for the News?: Policy Interventions to Rebalance the Relationship
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT
Dr. Courtney Radsch, researcher and CIMA report author of “Making Big Tech Pay for the News They Use”
Prue Clarke, Executive Director of New Narratives
Patrícia Campos Mello, Editor-at-large at Folha de São Paulo newspaper
Wahyu Dhyatmika, Secretary General of the Indonesian Cyber Media Association
Daniel O’Maley, Senior Digital Governance Specialist at CIMA
While tech giants like Facebook and Google dominate the digital ad market, news media are struggling to survive. The challenge of rebalancing the relationship between Big Tech and journalism is one of the most pressing issues globally for media development.
In CIMA’s latest report, Courtney Radsch analyzes the evidence and justification for proposals that would tax digital advertising, compel Big Tech to negotiate with publishers over content usage, or require platforms to pay licensing fees for using news content. Radsch considers the implications of these policies on news media in developing countries and stresses the importance of a coordinated, global approach to this push for improved media sustainability.
On Tuesday, September 20th CIMA will host an online panel discussion with the author of the report and other experts on the topic. The speakers will discuss how Big Tech affects local media markets, what policy interventions are being discussed, and the challenges to implementing these policies in developing countries.
You may view a recording of the event here.