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Editorial: Facing Facebook and Google: Without a fairer market, quality news can't thrive

We often deliver frank advice to members of Congress. Today we deliver a frank alert: If companies that provide high-quality reporting and commentary can't freely bargain with the likes of Google and Facebook for a fair marketplace, then the news industry's downward financial spiral will only intensify. News staffs will continue to shrink, Americans will get less high-caliber journalism - and the low-rent providers of skimpy, one-sided or manipulative

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