The Future of Journalism

Commissioner Oettinger of the European Commission asks how we stop platforms like Google from “eroding copyright” if copyright is something we consider necessary.  With regards to newspaper publishers, he argues that we do not need the paper so much as the content and that there must be some way to support journalists and newspapers in the digital age.

For me, this raises two questions.

1)  Do we still need newspapers and journalists?
2)  If so, should search engines subsidize them?

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