New Digital Threats to Media Pluralism in the Information Age

27 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2019

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Pier Luigi Parcu

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); Florence School of Regulation - Communications and Media Area

Date Written: March 2019

Abstract

The proliferation of news and information has reached unprecedented levels. Notwithstanding this apparent richness, increasing doubts about the quality and diversity of online news have grown for many years. The list of threats to information online is quite long. In this essay, we concentrate on economic, quality and social threats, with the goal of starting to address a few fundamental questions: is pluralistic and quality information an endangered public good in the digital age? What responses are available to preserve media pluralism and a professional process of information production as the necessary tools for a democratic society?

Keywords: media economics, pluralism, competition, journalism

Suggested Citation

Parcu, Pier Luigi, New Digital Threats to Media Pluralism in the Information Age (March 2019). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2019/19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3355481 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3355481

Pier Luigi Parcu (Contact Author)

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Florence School of Regulation - Communications and Media Area ( email )

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