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Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

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Anya Schiffrin, a senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, is editor of the newly released Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms, and Governments Control the News (Columbia University Press, 2021).

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  1. Media Capture Under Cover of COVID
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    Media Capture Under Cover of COVID

    Jul 8, 2021 Nicole Pope & Anya Schiffrin highlight similarities between efforts by repressive regimes and tech behemoths to control the news.

  2. How to Save Local News
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    How to Save Local News

    Feb 10, 2021 Anya Schiffrin highlights promising initiatives aimed at reviving an ailing – but crucial – industry.

  3. How to Protect Journalists from Online Harassment
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    How to Protect Journalists from Online Harassment

    Jul 15, 2020 Anya Schiffrin says other countries should follow France’s lead and introduce new legislation to criminalize cyber abuse.

  4. An Interview with Anya Schiffrin
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    An Interview with Anya Schiffrin

    Apr 28, 2020 Anya Schiffrin thinks US President Donald Trump could learn from his Namibian counterpart, proposes supply-side solutions to misinformation, and discusses her family’s personal debt to “advocacy journalism.”

  5. A Cautionary Tale for Media Regulators
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    A Cautionary Tale for Media Regulators

    Apr 13, 2018 Anya Schiffrin shows how even well-meaning regulations intended to combat information can serve malign purposes.

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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

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