The Future of the News in the Digital Era

8 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2007

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Richard Lambert

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)


Technical developments in the field of journalism and broadcasting are changing the shape of both media. Many of these developments are very welcome. However, there is a danger that the quality of journalism may fall and that part of society may disengage from news coverage. This may require a policy response but not necessarily the continued support of a single state-funded public service broadcaster.

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Lambert, Richard, The Future of the News in the Digital Era. Economic Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 56-63, June 2007. Available at SSRN: or

Richard Lambert (Contact Author)

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) ( email )

103 New Oxford Street
London, WC1A 1DU
United Kingdom

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