Australia's mandatory bargaining code has passed through both parliamentary houses and is expected to get its final nod today.
Kerry Stokes' Seven West Media has signed a preliminary agreement with Facebook, making it the first media company to do so since the social media giant restarted news content on its site yesterday.
A further loss of trust in Australia's 'traditional' media from 56 to 53 per cent left the country with no trusted information source, according to this year's Edelman Trust Barometer.
In the ongoing battle between traditional media and Big Tech, one skirmish was apparently resolved last night, while another took a new turn.
Having driven the country's mandatory code legislation in the first place, News Corp has held out for a global deal covering Australia as well as the UK and US.
As the clock ticks towards a vote on Australia's mandatory bargaining code, deals are being done which may see Google let off the legislation.
Organisers WAN-Ifra South Asia have released the programme for their Digital Media India event, being held virtually at the start of next month.
You have to wonder what happened when Google's Sundar Pichai belled Scotty, Josh and Paul on Zoom earlier this week, but it looks as if a pre-emptive strike has followed (writes Peter Coleman).
Research by the Reuters Institute suggests 2021 will be a big year for publishers looking for subscription support.
Google is getting its own back on News Corp with a cheeky switch of linked video content.
In a "boom year" for digital content consumption, Australians spent almost 20 per cent more time looking at their screens.
With Google's share of ad revenue in Australia at between 50 and 100 per cent, "lack of competition and transparency" in the ad tech supply chain impacts everyone, the ACCC says.
Publishers could strengthen their businesses by restoring the trust of fake-weary audiences, a new INMA report says.
Speculation about his attitude to Australia's proposed media code is rife as Joe Biden assumes the US presidency.
A Facebook post reports that the social media giant's Accelerator programme has helped ANZ publishers secure thousands of new readers and paying subscribers.
Digital newsstand PressReader is moving into education with the launch of TextbookHub and an acquisition.
INMA is organising a first Readers First 'meet-up" following the formation of its new focus group for 2021.
Google has admitted to 'experimenting' with burying news reports linked to media sites including News Corp and Australia's Nine Entertainment.
WAN-Ifra has set the date for a virtual Digital Media India event to be held in March.
Google has repeated its objections to Australia's proposed News Media Bargaining Code, claiming it would break the way its Search product works.
Four news publishers in Southern India have formed an alliance to increase their share of the digital advertising market.
Billionaire Amazon owner Jeff Bezos' Washington Post is to create 'breaking news' hubs around the world, in a push which adds roles in Sydney and Seoul.
It's the early adopters - notably the New York Times, Murdoch sites in three continents, and a daily in Minneapolis - that are the grinners in a new survey of the world's most popular subscription news websites.
News Corp Australia will be half paid in shares under a lead generation deal with comparison site iSelect worth "a minimum of $4.5 million".
Australian consumer watchdog the ACCC is taking Facebook to court over an app it says collected and used personal data while claiming it would keep it safe and private.
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