Is COVID-19 a "media extinction event"?
My post and working paper with Konrad Bleyer-Simon
News media has been among the industries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, suffering above-average losses. A recent technical report by the CMPF investigates the first wave’s effects on media revenues, employment and working conditions, as well as the role public support played. While the overall impact was devastating, digital news media show signs of resilience.