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PODCAST: Newspaper of the Year – The Australian

CEO of The Australian, Nicholas Gray, discusses the paper’s digital subscription strategy, Bill Leak and monetising mobile in this episode of Press Play. We also...

Regulation debate in UK sends shockwaves to our shores

Self-regulation is being promoted as a blueprint by Australian media as part of a defence to stop the British government passing legislation that would punish...

PODCAST: Future of selling advertising

Self-service, automation and programmatic for print are some of the innovations being adopted or investigated by publishers as they drive greater efficiencies inside their businesses....

Editors pick biggest stories of 2016

Donald Trump, the 7-Eleven wage scandal, Dreamworld tragedy and the Australian federal election are some of biggest stories of 2016 selected by newspaper editors. They...

Historic newspaper acquisition approved

The competition watchdog will not oppose News Corp Australia’s plan to buy APN’s regional newspaper division, which includes 12 daily papers and over 60 non-daily...

PODCAST: Media in the post-truth era

 In an age where voters seem to value feelings over facts, what’s the way forward for news media companies and how should they make editorial decisions. The idea...

1400 give editor ‘authentic feedback’

Subscribers of The Sydney Morning Herald filled a 1400-capacity venue this week to listen to Fairfax Media’s star journalists discuss the biggest news events of...

Video stars in NZ merger fight

Leaders of New Zealand’s news media have fronted their own cameras to argue for a historic merger designed to help publishers to commercially compete with...

Court suppression orders under scrutiny

Media organisations will have greater powers to challenge restrictions to reporting of court proceedings following a deal struck between the Federal Government and an independent...

Castaways: publishers seek audio audience

News Media companies are pursuing the commercial opportunities and highly engaged audiences up for grabs in the world of podcasting. The Courier-Mail is captialising on the strong...

Female focus excites agency buyers

A strategy to attract female readers to News Corp content has been welcomed by media buyers. Its initiative, With Her in Mind Network, (whimn.com.au) was...

PODCAST: Everyone wants to change marketing without understanding it

Marketing professor and consultant Mark Ritson is an outspoken critic of many popular ideas that fail to deliver results. In this episode of Press Play we...