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Review a threat to effective recycling

A government review of Australia’s recycling legislation risks burdening the publisher’s self-regulatory model with onerous red tape. TONY WILKINS, argues the case against intervention.

Hard-hitting, trusted news still sells, in digital and print

Traditional news media is alive and well, says The Australian’s CHRIS MITCHELL, but the free ride for digital tech giants must come to an end.

Facebook turns to trusted media to send a message of reliability

What will this year’s AdTrust data mean in Australia’s media landscape? Marketing expert MARK RITSON discusses the potential for traditional media to leverage the findings against social media.

When does irresistibility become irresponsibility?: News Corp CEO

As Facebook, YouTube and Twitter gain the exclusive rights to air sporting events, how much longer can they maintain they are not publishers or broadcasters?…

Fake news can make old media great again

Australian Financial Review editor-in-chief MICHAEL STUTCHBURY evaluates the role of fake news in the increasing success of subscription models in the UK and Australia and why readers are becoming more open to paying for quality news products.

Print growth in UK suggests green shoots for Australia

The UK newspaper industry is in a renaissance of sorts, demonstrating promising upward print trends. In a piece first published in The Australian, NewsMediaWorks CEO Peter Miller explains how these green shoots of growth are a good sign for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Big price to pay for poor crisis management: Botsman

Fear, suspicion and disenchantment are deadly viruses that spread fast when companies fail to respond quickly and take ownership of mistakes, as has happened with…

Google, Facebook and Amazon blight digital landscape

The unregulated monopolies of Google and other tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon have such digital dominance that they dictate and increasingly decide what we see, know and buy.

The Post a reminder of our precarious press freedom

Last weekend I took myself off to The Orpheum at Cremorne, surely the best cinema in Sydney, to watch The Post. I enjoy a political thriller…

Senate journalism inquiry fails to do its job

Facebook and Google have escaped the scrutiny of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Public Interest Journalism, as the final report from the committee recommends lacklustre reforms, from tax deductions for some services and a review of defamation laws, in place of significant change.

A missed chance to help regional publishers

There is an effective way to guarantee the future of journalism in regional areas that is continually overlooked by the Australian government – support through advertising, says Country Press Australia president BEN TAYLOR.

The press needs to protect us from social media

Twitter and Facebook make tough reforms much more difficult, but the press can help by filtering out its excesses, not reporting them, says PETER HENDRY, former federal minister and CEO of Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.