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Jun 3, 2020

Google is unusually emotive about Australia's news industry

Google has come out fighting on the value it provides to the news industry—but this will not satisfy years of unrest.

May 22, 2020

BBC Global News chief: It’s ‘unfair’ and ‘a bit immature’ for news industry to rely on Facebook & Google to save us

But Jim Egan says the big platforms have not been ‘sufficiently concerned’ so Australia’s new rules will be ‘highly significant’.

May 8, 2020

What happens when a major media empire shuts overnight?

In the middle of a pandemic, Philippines’ major broadcast network ABS-CBN was ordered to stop free-to-air operations, leaving thousands of staff in limbo.

Apr 27, 2020

The power battle between tech giants and media companies

Australia announced that it would force Facebook and Google to share ad revenues with news publishers. But can a fairer model be achieved if tech giants don't want to play ball?

Nov 26, 2019

Helping or hindering? Facebook, Google and the Australian news industry

As the tech behemoths continue to pour millions into grants and initiatives to support the news media, is it really enough to create a business model that sustains ongoing investment in quality journalism?

Aug 12, 2019

Facebook reportedly gearing up to launch news section

Facebook will pay rights to news outlets for content, report says.