Senators May Eradicate Local Journalism

Rumor has it that the Senate Judiciary Committee is ready to mark up Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA). The News/Media Alliance expects the law to force tech companies to give local news publishers billions of dollars. Klobuchar and her cosponsors say the legislation would save these publishers from an existential threat (i.e., competition). In reality, the JCPA poses the greater existential threat to local journalism.

Read Dr. Jamison’s complete blog post at AEI.