The Quest to Save Journalism: A Legal Analysis of New Models for Newspapers from Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations to L3Cs

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Nikki Usher

George Washington University

Michelle D. Layser

University of Illinois College of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Journalism scholars have proposed extending tax-exempt status to struggling commercial newspapers. Tax exemption is unlikely to provide much value to struggling news organizations, which often pay little tax due to operating losses, but would require them to give up certain longstanding editorial traditions.

Keywords: taxation, tax, nonprofits, tax-exempts, exempt organizations, newspapers, journalism

Suggested Citation

Usher, Nikki and Layser, Michelle D., The Quest to Save Journalism: A Legal Analysis of New Models for Newspapers from Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations to L3Cs (2010). Utah Law Review, Vol. 2010, No. 1315, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2658470

Nikki Usher

George Washington University ( email )

Washington, DC 20052
United States

Michelle D. Layser (Contact Author)

University of Illinois College of Law ( email )

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.illinois.edu/faculty-research/faculty-profiles/michelle-d-layser/

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