News Publishers Say Tech Industry Poses 'Potentially Existential' Threat To Media

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Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET In the first of what promises to be many hearings by Congress into Big Tech's dominant role in the information society, the head of a media industry group said that "a small cadre of tech giants exercise an extreme level of control over news." David Chavern, president and CEO of the News Media Alliance, a group representing about 2,000 news organizations in the U.S., told a House Judiciary subcommittee that despite efforts by media groups to invest in their own online platforms, apps and other formats, the rise of digital news distribution has introduced "new, potentially existential threats to the news industry." Chavern spoke in support of bipartisan legislation that would allow online publishers to work together to bargain...

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News Publishers Say Tech Industry Poses 'Potentially Existential' Threat To Media

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