Newsrooms were never a place to work if you wanted to get rich. But with layoffs and closings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we are facing another story entirely.
At the beginning of July a local media organisation 'named and shamed' four people who had recently been convicted in the local magistrates court of various charges related to drink driving.
Australia's code of conduct to force platforms to fairly pay publishers for content has just become a big global deal for two reasons:
Information is everywhere. By 2018, 33 per cent of the global population had a smartphone, with Asia Pacific making up 35 per cent of this total. This percentage represents some 1.4 billion people capable of capturing, uploading, and receiving information in the form of text, pictures, or video instantaneously, anywhere around the world.
What now, if post-COVID advertising revenue doesn't climb back up the cliff off which it's fallen, and Australia fails to force Google and Facebook to chip in what publishers believe is their share of their costs?
It is easy to characterise, as some have, the impending closure of the print editions of many of News Corp Australia's regional and community mastheads as a disaster for journalism in Australia.
It's a crazy time for all of us. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.
As the coronavirus continues its relentless spread across the world, infecting over a million people and killing tens of thousands, news stories of lockdowns, social distancing and overwhelmed hospitals have been making the headlines just about everywhere.
The digital duopoly's dereliction contradicts their hype, namely that they're a force for good.
The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a lexicon of its own. We have had to quickly incorporate words like "self-isolation" and "social distancing" into our everyday language to navigate it.
In an open letter, WAN-Ifra president Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo calls for short-term financing to overcome the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus
There has never been a documented incident whereby the COVID-19 virus has been transmitted from a print newspaper, print magazine, print letter or print package, according to the world's top doctors and scientists.
The 'postponement' of DRUPA in June - effectively a cancellation - signals another tectonic shift, as significant as that during the global financial crisis.
Take a look at this cheeky picture from yesterday's Australian, and read it in the context of the same day's sad (for journalism) news that Australian news agency AAP is to close (writes Peter Coleman).
Having spent my morning writing about mergers, buyouts, and bankruptcies, I was ready to spend a few minutes on something more fun.
Peter Miller writing about truth and trust this month brought a timely reminder of the question, 'what is true'. And can we bottle and brand it, asks editor Peter Coleman.
It felt like a chill blast from the past - mono pages in an otherwise colourful world.
Nine Entertainment seems to have admitted that hosting fundraising dinner which boosted Liberal coffers by $700,000 was not the smartest idea.
Reporters on assignment have been known to introduce the photographer assigned with them as "my" photographer. Not only is it rude, but it demonstrates the reporter thinks the photographer is less than an equal partner.
Most of those who care not only about freedom of the press, but about balance in the media, have their fingers crossed for Antony Catalano.
It was a lot like other experiences I've had at conventions over the past couple of years.
News Corp Australia wants Google split in two, in a Baby-Bell-like solution to the search platform's monopoly.
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