Ownership transparency is not enough to solve media performance gaps

Robert G. Picard Saturday, 04 October 2014 08:30
Media ownership transparency has become a goal of media reform advocates on both sides of the Atlantic, but is often simplistically presented as a solution to problems in media performance.

As I have shown in my research over time, it is not the form of ownership that matters, but the owners themselves. There are good and bad corporate owners, good...
 

Ownership transparency is not enough to solve media performance gaps

Robert G. Picard Saturday, 04 October 2014 08:00
Media ownership transparency has become a goal of media reform advocates on both sides of the Atlantic, but is often simplistically presented as a solution to problems in media performance.

As I have shown in my research over time, it is not the form of ownership that matters, but the owners themselves. There are good and bad corporate owners, good...
 

No one does journalism anymore

Robert G. Picard Friday, 08 August 2014 19:09
I opened my Yahoo home page today and read the news headline “Outgunned Kurds Beg US for Weapons to Battle ISIS” and its lead paragraph.  “Interesting,” I thought, so I clicked on the item, expecting an expanded story from a news agency. What I got was the Huffington Post. 
 
“OK, they are becoming a decent news source,” I rea...
 

Loss of a competitive market is afflicting U.S. single-copy magazine distribution

Robert G. Picard Monday, 04 August 2014 20:30
Single-copy magazine distribution is undergoing a remarkably unheralded transformation and it has enormous implications for both publishers and consumers.
 
Each year about 3 billion copies of magazines are distributed to 150,000 retail outlets within a large and complex distribution channel. This is extremely important to publishers because it...