Dozens of plans to help save journalism have emerged since the COVID-19 pandemic decimated media outlets around the world. This report summarises some of the trends around the world and evaluates where they currently stand. This report focuses on proposals to address the financial problems devastating journalism in the COVID-19 era. It surveys new initiatives under way to address the present moment, assesses the likelihood of success, and profiles the key players. Countries can learn from one another about how to support quality news and information.
According to the report, most promising are Australia’s efforts to get Google and Facebook to pay for news and efforts in the United States to get laws and investment that would support local news.