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Americans today have access to an unprecedented bounty of media riches. Indeed, citizens have more news, information, and entertainment choices at their disposal today than at any point in human civilization. But it is also true that we are in the midst of a major media revolution and no one can be certain what lies ahead for media markets or the journalism profession. With many operators struggling to cope with intensifying competition, digitization, declining advertising budgets, and fragmenting audiences, some pundits and policymakers are wondering what the "future of media" entails. The answer: Nobody knows.
Papers in our "The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media" Series:
- The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 1: Taxes on Consumer Electronics, Mobile Phones & Broadband, Adam Thierer & Berin Szoka, Progress on Point 17.1, March 2010.
- The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 2: Broadcast Spectrum Taxes to Subsidize Public Media, Adam Thierer, Progress on Point 17.2, March 2010.
- The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 3: Media Vouchers, Adam Thierer & Berin Szoka, Progress on Point 17.4, April 2010.
- The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 4: Expanding Postal Subsidies, Adam Thierer & Berin Szoka, Progress on Point 17.5, April 2010.
- The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 5: Media Bailouts & Welfare for Journalists, Adam Thierer, Berin Szoka, and Ken Ferree, Progress on Point 17.7, April 2010.
Other Related Publications:
- Testimony at FCC's Hearing on "Serving the Public Interest in the Digital Era," Adam Thierer, March 2010.
- Public Option for Press Should Get the Red Pen, Adam Thierer, The Daily Caller, Jan. 2010.
- Chairman Leibowitz's Disconnect on Privacy Regulation & the Future of News, Adam Thierer & Berin Szoka, Progress Snapshot 6.1, Jan. 13, 2010.
- Socializing Media in Order to Save It, Adam Thierer, City Journal, March 2009.
- A Manifesto for Media Freedom, Adam Thierer & Brian Anderson, 2008.
- Media Ownership Proceedings, W. Kenneth Ferree, Testimony before the Federal Communications Commission, Nov. 3, 2009.
- Media Myths: Making Sense of the Debate over Media Ownership, Adam Thierer, June 2005.