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Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

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Anya Schiffrin is Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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  1. Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Apr 17, 2024 Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.

  2. Journalism Fights Back
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    Journalism Fights Back

    May 15, 2023 Anya Schiffrin highlights initiatives to compel the major digital platforms to support public-interest news reporting.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.

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