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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 Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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