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Making NewsThe Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet$
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Richard R. John and Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199676187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676187.001.0001

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Protecting News Today

Protecting News Today

(p.223) 9 Protecting News Today
Making News

Robert G. Picard

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the business models that news providers have deployed to protect and fund the news business in the digital age. It explores why the Internet and mobile telephony challenge traditional business models and how news providers have responded. It surveys innovative forms of news provision, including digital news start-ups, and ponders the extent to which these new ventures have devised novel protocols for news reporting. It examines the challenges that news providers have confronted when they have tried to rely on property rights, copyright, and competition law to protect their assets, and concludes that in the present, as in the past, news providers are likely to be most successful in protecting their market position when they rely on alternative business strategies rooted in licensing agreements, technical fixes, and government support.

Keywords:   news, Internet, social media, mobile media, business model, property, copyright, contracts, licensing, value

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