Brown Bag Seminar: Fabrizio Ciotti

March 20, 2019

12:50 p.m.


CORE, room C035

Online news provision and strategic sponsorship

Fabrizio Ciotti, UCLouvain CORE

Access to information has been eased by the Internet. News is mainly channeled through online aggregators and social networks. Nevertheless, its perceived quality has lowered, leading to rising concerns over the role of news aggregators. This article studies the trade-off experienced by a platform when it sponsors inaccurate news. While the platform profits from sponsorship, it can incur a reputational damage. We find that market competition and exclusive sponsorship can spur more accurate information from the sponsored news provider. Overall, this increases the average news accuracy in the economy.

Please fill the doodle by Tuesday March 19th at noon if you plan to attend and mention whether you would like a sandwich:

Fabrizio Ciotti (CORE) will present his work entitled: Online news provision and strategic sponsorship

Remember to bring your own cup if you would like to have some water.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the seminar!
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