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    Some additional context on the gov intervention critique of the @ppforumca report...

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    until recently there was a general alignment btw news free marketers like @acoyne & @KenWhyte3 & digital voices like @JesseBrown & @mathewi

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    i believed, like many in dig media, that the tremendous benefits of the internet far outweighed the impact it wld have on trad publishers

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    and that as a consequence, the market and all its creative destruction should be let loose on the industry of news.

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    my thinking has shifted over past yr, as a result of the PPF project, as well as a study on platforms & journalism i am doing w/ @emilybell

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    reason: the rise of platforms as the central distributors of journalistic content + the pernicious effect of adtech is a market failure

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    a failure that in my mind justifies modest public policy ideas + reform/rethinking of the role and mandate of public broadcasters

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    Conclusion: imho news free marketers need to get beyond 'people will pay for good content' and start engaging w/ the structural problem

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