Facebook News Will Help Sustain Quality Journalism
This piece originally appeared in The Telegraph.
The internet has disrupted long-established business models in all sorts of industries, but there are few where its impact has raised more profound questions for society than the news industry. But when advertisements started moving from print newspapers to websites, the economics of news changed.
This has been a double-edged sword – social media and other internet services give news outlets ways to reach new audiences, but they also create a whole new environment where people can get news easily from a range of sources.
New business models have sprung up – from those who sell subscriptions to paywalled apps and websites, to those who make their journalism available for free, paid for by advertising and donations from loyal readers.
Feb 09, 2021 at 20:17