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    Improving media capacity: How to reinvigorate the industry for the digital age

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    Recent innovations—the Internet, social platforms, and mobile devices—have upended how we receive, consume, share, and interpret the news. In this FixGov series, experts weigh in on the challenges facing the industry and discuss possible ways to enhance news coverage and improve media capacity. On May 19, senior fellow E.J. Dionne will convene a panel of top experts and practitioners to discuss how to fix the problems facing America's Fourth Estate.

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    Improving media capacity: Media must focus on policy not just politics

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    Recent innovations—the Internet, social platforms, and mobile devices—have upended how we receive, consume, share, and interpret the news. In this FixGov series, experts weigh in on the challenges facing the industry and discuss possible ways to enhance news coverage and improve media capacity. In this post, James Klurfeld argues journalists need to focus more on policy over politics. 

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    How Obama can get it right on global entrepreneurship

    U.S. President Barack Obama gives a news conference after hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at Camp David in Maryland May 14, 2015.

    President Obama this week announced another initiative to promote entrepreneurship around the world.  In this post, Steven Koltai explains why Obama's new initiative risks not being well executed yet again. 

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    Improving media capacity: To save print media, focus on readership not ownership

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    Recent innovations—the Internet, social platforms, and mobile devices—have upended how we receive, consume, share, and interpret the news. In this FixGov series, experts weigh in on the challenges facing the industry and discuss possible ways to enhance news coverage and improve media capacity. In this post, Nathan Pippenger looks at the problem of declining capacity for high-impact journalism. 

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    Lois Lerner shows the GOP why it should invest in government

    Former U.S. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman (L-R), IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin take their seats to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status from by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 22, 2013.

    In the ongoing scandal revolving around the IRS's political targeting of tax-exempt groups because of their political views, an unlikely government office has once again proved it's merit. In this post, John Hudak and Grace Wallack explain how the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found Lois Lerner's missing emails, and why its example serves as a lesson on budgeting for government effectiveness. 

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    How Labour's election strategy backfired

    Nick Clegg, who today resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) line up to pay tribute at the Cenotaph to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day in London, May 8, 2015.

    Last week's elections in the United Kingdom delivered a resounding victory for Conservatives and a blow to Labour and the Liberal Democrats. In this post, William Galston looks at polling data to see where Labour's strategy went wrong. 

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    Improving media capacity: Profits, publishing, and the strip mining of media models

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    Recent innovations—the Internet, social platforms, and mobile devices—have upended how we receive, consume, share, and interpret the news. In this FixGov series, experts weigh in on the challenges facing the industry and discuss possible ways to enhance news coverage and improve media capacity. In this post, Anne MacKinnon discusses profits in publishing in the internet age.   Read More

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    Improving media capacity: The decline of midsized papers

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    Recent innovations—the Internet, social platforms, and mobile devices—have upended how we receive, consume, share, and interpret the news. In this FixGov series, experts weigh in on the challenges facing the industry and discuss possible ways to enhance news coverage and improve media capacity. In this post, Brad Warthen looks at the collapse of the ad-based business model for midsized newspapers. 

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    Improving media capacity: A series on the future of news coverage

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    Recent innovations—the Internet, social platforms, and mobile devices—have upended how we receive, consume, share, and interpret the news. In this FixGov series, experts weigh in on the challenges facing the industry and discuss possible ways to enhance news coverage and improve media capacity. In this post, Elaine Kamarck diagnoses the problems with America's Fourth Estate. 

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    Cameron pulls off a surprise win: What now for Europe and Scotland?

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street to meet with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, May 8, 2015.

    David Cameron’s startling victory in the UK’s general election was the result of competing nationalist sentiments. In this blog post, Richard Reeves analyzes the results of the election and what they mean for the future of the the European Union, and the Union between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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