Now Facebook's back on board and everyone is patting themselves on the back for getting Australia's mandatory code through without more bloodshed, a question.
The adage 'never apologise, never explain' might be embraced by certain arrogant politicians.
The proposed bargaining code between Australian news publishers and big tech platforms represents a critical turning point in worldwide efforts to create a sustainable, forward-looking model for professional journalism.
I find it interesting that it is written in Malayalam language.
This is where it gets ugly. The bit where bullying and market power takes over from reason and negotiation. Even mandatory negotiation.
As I write this column, vaccines are beginning to make their way to first responders in the US, the New Year has begun, and maybe, just maybe, the world is seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
A remarkable story in the New York Times, in which a reporter takes his own newspaper to task for inadequate reporting, provides a good illustration of one of the pitfalls facing newspaper.
In my 30 years of experience as a chief people officer, I have always believed in the efficacy of employee advocacy. My mantra has also been to build advocacy and follow with influence, because employees are our biggest and most influential brand asset.
By the time you've got to the end of today's News&Tech newsletter, it's hard not to find yourself getting a little emotional at the state of the US newspaper industry
Twenty years is a long time. On October 30, 2000, I took a leap of faith and left my job in the for-profit media world to run what has since become Local Media Association.
Answers from publishers at growing papers provide a range of insights.
Kevin Rudd's petition to parliament for a royal commission into the dominance of the Murdoch media in Australia is entitled to be seen as more than an embittered ex-politician's desire for revenge.
Google is bidding 'billions' to get back on the front foot over its use of news media publishers' content.
Each year, I survey US publishers and general managers about the health of their newspapers.
Stuff NZ's 'All of Us' is an integrated programme of people-focused initiatives to nurture a high-performing and purpose-driven workforce that is fit for the times and fit for everyone.
More than 120 newsrooms from around the world will come together today to mark World News Day, including journalists from Toronto to Taipei, Spain to Singapore.
A new $220,000 'independent review' of Australia's media sector by Queensland University of Technology is the latest in a raft of studies during the past year.
I have always been inclined toward discovering my passion and understanding the purpose of my journey in life. One might ask, why?
Here is how this iconic newspaper title published in Delhi approached a complete transformation that includes a rebranding.
Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law
As the pandemic and economic challenges continue with no real end in sight, figuring out how to continue marketing your organisation's brand is, let's say, a wee bit challenging.
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.
Australia's code of conduct to force platforms to fairly pay publishers for content has just become a big global deal for two reasons:
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.
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.
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