Big Tech companies have built a better trap for profiting from consumers’ attention than the traditional media can offer.
Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don’t want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?
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No wonder that, according to a new international survey, media companies are increasingly unhappy with their lot. In this episode we hear from the survey's author, Robert Whitehead.
Twitter and other social media platforms may not be lost entirely to the political partisans and propagandists.
'Phatic sharing' reclaims Twitter as a truly social network, rather than simply as a source of breaking news or a place for public debate between politicians, journalists, and activists.
What causes a media business to bar the door?
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
The problem is not the journalism itself, but the editorial processes that increasingly rely on non-journalistic procedures and practices.
Pants on fire.
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can't be done.
Facebook: what are they really thinking?
Squabbling and poor regulation achieve nothing.
Politics podcast: Nick Xenophon on media reform.
Nick Xenophon's position on contentious legislation – currently media reform – is crucial for the government.
With Australia’s level of media concentration among the highest in the world, the future of Network Ten is concerning.
The most pertinent issue is how much power the federal government is prepared to allow any single media proprietor to have.
A more nuanced approach is needed to what upsets or disturbs people.
Was she pushed? Outgoing chair of the BBC, Rona Fairhead.
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The ousting of BBC chair, Rona Fairhead, is a worrying sign of a government power grab over the public broadcaster.
Mitch Fifield argues media diversity is under threat unless the government’s bill is passed.
The Turnbull government is engaged in a media reform process that is all about the sideshow – not forward-thinking policy with the public interest in mind.
Deals between metro and regional television networks are paving the way for future mergers if the media reach rules are changed.
A new affiliation between Network Ten and WIN may have been forced, but it opens the way for possible future mergers.
Nine’s new online streaming service means it can reach beyond its metro boundaries, and regional broadcasters are not happy.
The rise on live streaming of television programs is breaking down the protected geographical barriers on what you can watch, and the regional broadcasters are not happy.
Pay TV’s only real option seems to be to cut price and expand options available to customers.
The unbundling of content stands to hurt Pay TV providers the most.
While Microsoft, Google and Apple have had to answer questions in Canberra about whether they meet their tax obligations, their media activities seemingly defy regulation.
Current regulations are a complete mismatch for today's media practices and structures. While politicians shy from the debate, it's time to heed public opinion and revisit the Finkelstein Report.
Today FM faces enforcement action by ACMA after a long-running legal challenge to the media regulator’s powers ended in defeat for the broadcaster.
After a High Court win over Today FM, ACMA is likely to be able to deal more swiftly with this kind of case – and with less risk of incurring large legal bills.
On we go.
In the latest episode in the long-running saga that is the phone hacking affair, Dan Evans, a former journalist at the News of the World and Sunday Mirror, has received a 10 month suspended sentence after…
Corporations are looking for new and inventive ways to get their message out.
Advertising is going ‘native’, creeping in to places formerly reserved for editorial content. In the final piece in our series, we look at the lack of regulation around such “embedded” content. UK media…
Media outlets have free speech rights, but not when they’re trying to sell you something.
In the endless drive to get people’s attention, advertising is going ‘native’, creeping in to places formerly reserved for editorial content. In this Native Advertising series we find out what it looks…
Rupert Murdoch has long been attracted to China, but was it a case of unrequited love?
Having created an empire on which the sun never sets, it must have been a heavy blow to Rupert Murdoch when his company, 21st Century Fox, announced last week it had sold its 47% stake in Star China TV…