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Victor Pickard

Victor Pickard

Victor Pickard is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication where he co-directs the Media, Inequality & Change Center. He is the author of the recent book "Democracy Without Journalism?"

Articles by this author

 

CBS Hiring of Mick Mulvaney Might Be Good for Profits, But It's Bad for Democracy

De-prioritizing democracy is a recurring failure in our commercial news media, often enabled by misguided norms.

Victor Pickard ·


The Fairness Doctrine Won't Solve Our Problems—but It Can Foster Needed Debate

Why it’s time to explore the connections among the First Amendment, content regulation and democracy.

Victor Pickard ·


Post-Election We Need a Bold Plan for Journalism

Ultimately, the market won't save us. Nor will rich benefactors. We need a systemic fix, a public media option that's dedicated to universal service in its true meaning: all Americans must have access to high quality news and information.

Victor Pickard ·


The Answer to the Media Industry's Woes? Publicly Owned Newspapers.

Newspapers must be for the people. It’s worth investing our tax dollars in them.

Victor Pickard ·


Cities and States Take Up the Battle for an Open Internet and Municipal Broadband

A different vision of how the internet could operate is already taking shape across the United States.

Victor Pickard ·


It’s Not Too Late To Save Net Neutrality From a Captured FCC

The current Trump-appointed FCC chairman, has ushered in a virulent strain of market libertarianism. He can and must be stopped.

Victor Pickard ·



Media and Politics in the Age of Trump

How profit undermines public service in the news media

Victor Pickard ·

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