Media and Content

The easy availability of information on the Internet may lead to the commoditization of content. However, if content is free or low cost, it may be difficult for those who produce it (like journalists) to earn a living. Economists and other scholars examine this tension and suggest various solutions.

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Ideological Segregation Online and Offline

Measures the degree of ideological segregation in the market for online news and compares this to other news sources.

By: Jesse M. Shapiro, Matthew Gentzkow

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New book: Participatory Culture in a Networked Era by Henry Jenkins, Mimi Ito, and me!

danah boyd, founder of the Data & Society Research Institute, shares the experience of collaborating with Henry Jenkins and Mimi Ito to write their book, “Participatory Culture in a Networked Era.”

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Facebook Should Pay All of Us

"The most valuable innovation at the heart of Facebook was probably not the social network so much as the creation of a tool that convinced hundreds of millions of people to hand over so much personal data for so little in return." — Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia University

Tim Wu
The New Yorker
August 14, 2015