Center for International Media Assistance


Investing in facts: how the business community can support a healthy infosphere

This research into support for independent journalism reveals several key insights about private sector engagement in the information space, and the norms and incentives that constrain wider participation of the business community in supporting high-quality journalism.

Making big tech pay for the news they use

Efforts to rebalance the relationships between journalism and 'big tech' are focused primarily within three distinct, yet at times overlapping, policy areas: digital taxation, competition policy and intellectual property. This report analyses the evidence and justification for these various policies and examines the implications for...

Telling it straight: how trustworthy government information promotes better media

This report argues that much of the millions of dollars in international aid that the U.S. government spends annually to build the capacities of journalists around the world can be wasted unless the capacities of government officials to communicate openly are also improved. Introduction In...

Measuring the audience: why it matters to independent news media and how it can contribute to media development

This report examines the benefits and challenges of measuring audiences for news media and media developers. Overview Audience measurements, with their resulting influence on content and commercialization, are essential components of financially viable media and media markets. They help create marketplaces where diverse media can...

Business journalism thrives - even under repressive regimes

This paper examines the boom in business journalism in countries where the news media is otherwise restricted or controlled by governments and makes the case that reporting on markets and businesses can provide coverage of issues that otherwise might not see the light of day...