David Cicilline

How Congress can let the news media help itself

How Congress can let the news media help itself

If you’re reading this in print, we thank you. But chances are, you’re reading The Sun online and probably on your phone. That’s wonderful too — the scale, immediacy and flexibility of digital news has allowed us to reach more readers now than at any point in our history. But the trouble is this: The vast majority of advertising revenue online goes not to us and our fellow news organizations but to two companies: Google and Facebook. Together, the two tech giants account for three-quarters of digital advertising revenue — a more than $20 billion annual business — and...

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