Robert G. Picard


Essential principles for contemporary media and communications policymaking

This report proposes principles to guide contemporary media and communications policymaking in democratic countries seeking to improve the contributions those operations and systems make to society.

The impact of charity and tax law/regulation on not-for-profit news organisations

The advent of digital media means that many news organisations are re-thinking their business models, and facing new challenges. But one sector which has seen growth, is the not-for-profit start up industry. In a new report, published jointly by the Reuters Institute and the Information...

Domestic content policies in the broadband age: a four country analysis

Broadcasters in a number of nations and regions operate under content regulatory schemes designed to serve cultural and economic purposes. Most of these policies were put into place during the age of terrestrial broadcasting in which national policymakers could tightly control the availability of content...