Weighing different paths to funding local news

This conversation discusses different ways of saving and funding local news in the United States and draws comparisons to Swedish and Australian state-led examples to strengthen local news. Media activist and scholar Robert McChesney discusses with Steve Waldman, founder of Report for America, the question of whether to push for a ‘New Deal for Journalism’ or a proposal that would use tax credits to support local news, while economist Andrea Prat weighs in in favor of vouchers. All the plans share the idea that local communities and people make decisions about which outlets to support. It is part of the Journalism Crisis Project.

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2021 Australia, Sweden, United States of America Columbia Journalism Review Schiffrin, A. interview
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1 bargaining code, local news, tax credits, vouchers Download/link