Tech platforms and the local news crisis: A policy discussion

A discussion on how policy can help alleviate the local news crisis

As news publishers continue to compete with search engines and digital platforms for attention and advertising revenue, it is clear that there is no one magic bullet to solve the nation’s now decade-old local news crisis. While newsrooms experiment with revenue models, what are the policy measures leaders can take to help alleviate the crisis? We look at the options – from expanding the public media model to regulation of tech platforms – and their possibilities in a polarized political environment.

Suggested Speaker(s)

  • Danielle Coffey
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, News Media Alliance
  • Howard Husock
    VP, Manhattan Institute