Statement: False claims about JCPA and job losses


There have been claims made that the JCPA will lead to job losses based on the notion that newspapers will “cut them to under 1,500 employees” to be eligible. Except The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, no newspaper in America comes close to 1,500 employees. In fact, the opposite will happen, as it did in Australia where newsrooms in some cases doubled because of the infusion of cash. Moreover, the JCPA on page 22 requires payments be tied to how many journalists you have. The more journalists you hire, the more compensation you will receive.

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