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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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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Past policy failures and unmet populist promises represent an opportunity for progressive leaders. But to win power, they must articulate a coherent alternative economic-policy program, focusing not only on redistribution but also on wealth and value creation.

    offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.

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