David Chavern on The Business of Content: Should publishers be allowed to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google?

Yesterday, News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern joined Simon Owens of The Business of Content on a podcast, “Should publishers be allowed to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google?”

To listen to the interview, subscribe to The Business of Content on your favorite podcast player, or you can play the YouTube video and/or read the transcript of the interview on The Business of Content’s Medium page.

In 2017, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed titled “How Antitrust Undermines Press Freedom.” It was written by David Chavern, the head of the News Media Alliance, a trade group that represents over 2,000 publishers.

In it, he argues that Facebook and Google have effectively cornered the digital ad market, eating up all its growth, and that this has come at the expense of the very content creators that these two companies rely on, content creators Facebook and Google refuse to fairly compensate.

Click here to continue reading and listen to the podcast on The Business of Content’s Medium page.

 

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