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Storm grows over Press Council GetUp! appointment

A storm of protest has followed the Australian Press Council appointment of GetUp! activist Carla McGrath as a public member, with calls for her resignation and eight mastheads threatening a boycott of any adjudication in which she is involved.

GetUp! activist appointed a Press Council member

The Australian Press Council has appointed the deputy chair of the activist group GetUp! as a public member – a move that could be viewed…

News and Fairfax bosses argue for media reform

Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood and News Corp Australasia executive chairman Michael Miller have argued strongly at a summit in Parliament House yesterday in…

NZME, Fairfax to appeal rejected merger

NZME and Fairfax Media have declared their intent to take the New Zealand Commerce Commission to court following the rejection of a merger between the…

Global: Publishers let down by Instant Articles

Many publishers are deeply unhappy with Facebook’s Instant Articles because of low monetisation, with major partners like The New York Times throwing in the towel…

Early online rush behind Google problems: Allen

Australian advertisers quick adoption of online advertising without a proper understanding of the technology has led to the current controversy surrounding Google and its various…

Lollback: Australians ‘rational’ on brand safety scare

Advertisers in Australia have remained rational in light of the storm over brand safety that has erupted in the UK and US in regard to…

PODCAST: Memories of Bill Leak

Bill Leak was the editorial cartoonist for The Australian up until his sudden death in early March. In this podcast, I talk to several of…

PODCAST: Is there still trust in opinion polls?

In 2016, news consumers saw opinion polls make the wrong call again and again. In this podcast, we explore whether readers still trust the polls and how publications can reassure them.

PODCAST: Hywood on real estate split and digital future

Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood discusses the recent changes within the group, including the split with real estate arm Domain and what it means to the Fairfax business model.

Fake news sparks Press Council membership drive

The Australian Press Council has renewed its campaign to attract new members and to reassure the public of the credibility of news organisations under its…

Compensation call after Facebook figures ‘out 94pc’

Until this point, many believed that Facebook had overtaken YouTube as a video platform.