Television is changing rapidly in the Netflix era, but are Australia’s industry protections keeping up?
The European Union is considering imposing a local content quota on video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. With local storytelling under threat from global tech giants, could such an approach work here?
Mobile is a big feature of YouTube Red.
There's a new video-on-demand service in Australia, and it might shake up the sector given its unconventional approach and appeal to young people who shun traditional television viewing.
The old ways aren’t necessarily the best when it comes to academic writing.
There are many exciting new publishing opportunities opening up for academics who want to take their work beyond traditional spaces like journals.
Social media plays an increasingly important role for politicians in getting their election messages out.
The politicians who are best at getting their messages across to voters will be those who can skilfully mix old and new media.
Online vs the traditional broadcaster for watching television.
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Prime-time TV audiences continue to drop as people switch over to watch online content.
Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Empire, attends a viewing party sponsored by Pepsi.
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The lines are blurring between programs and commercials.
Free Syrian Army fighters on their smartphones.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
The search goliath has spent over $5bn on everything from driverless cars to smart contact lenses in the past three years. The UK tax hounds must be delighted.
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The television industry is gathering massive amounts of information about us to tailor ads to our individual needs.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates.
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When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they're in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
Esenna O'Neill’s dramatic departure from YouTube and Instragram was precipitated by her feelings of inauthenticity.
Essena O'Neill's dramatic rejection of her successful social media channels raises important questions about how advertising and sponsored posts are regulated on social media.
Young people are natives to social media, but is that a bad thing?
The media often paints social media as a dangerous place for young people, but the reality is far more complex and nuanced.
CNN and YouTube cosponsored a Republican primary presidential debate in 2007.
Did you know Facebook is cosponsor of Thursday's debate? It's part of a trend that started with YouTube in 2007. But while users can submit questions -- Fox will still decide which ones get asked.
From one hand-held habit to another.
Services like Facebook and YouTube may have the upper hand when it comes to getting people to give up cigarettes.
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Watching a clip of Lil Bub or Grumpy Cat may give you a quick mood boost to get you through a tough workday.
Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi was troubled and thus susceptible to Islamic State propaganda well before he joined them and died as a suicide bomber.
The instinctive response to Islamic State propaganda is to counter it with more propaganda. But my analysis shows that's not working. We should not play their game on their field with their ball.
They came in like a wrecking ball… online firms like YouTube, Spotify and Apple have fundamentally changed the way we consume. But whose rights are protected?
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The sheer market power concentrated in the hands of such few online companies represents a formidable hurdle to fair competition.
Just a regular Labour millionaire.
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Labour’s latest election broadcast is a direct-to-audience address by the actor Martin Freeman, who you might know from The Hobbit, Sherlock and The Office. It’s a curious affair – as Freeman stands alone…
A screenshot from one of the most popular science channels on YouTube – but what makes these videos so popular?
Everyone's looking for an audience for their videos on YouTube, and there are plenty of science videos out there. But not all are popular so what makes one more interesting than another?
While many use YouTube solely to watch videos of cats, increasing numbers use it for education and training.
For many, YouTube is little more than a deluge of low-quality videos depicting the latest internet craze or conspiracy theory, perhaps some painful-looking accident, music videos and video-bloggers of…