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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,...

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...

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,...

Bureaucrats create copyright havoc

Chief executive of the Copyright Agency ADAM SUCKLING slams the Productivity Commission’s treatment of creatives interests in favour of big company.

Who do you trust? Predictions for 2017

Trust in an age of post-truth and fake news will be a key issue in 2017. NewsMediaWorks chief executive MARK HOLLANDS shares his predications for the year ahead....

‘We must safeguard pillars of democracy’

Australian Press Council chair Professor DAVID WEISBROT expresses alarm at our media landscape and calls for publishers to work together. The law is lagging Hostile...

Mark Hollands' opening remarks for the Future Forum

NewsMediaWorks chief executive Mark Hollands gives his take on the industry in this speech written to open the 2016 Future Forum conference. I’d like to...

Merger success will be determined by debt

What are the implications and challenges of a NZME-Fairfax NZ merger? And will the lashed-together media ships be capable of finding safe harbour or will they...

Greg Hywood: Let’s have the quality debate

Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood has replied to critics of the company’s planned editorial cuts in its news and business verticals in an an op-ed...

New tools that empower journalists

Free and open digital tools like Google Drive and Twitter provide great opportunities for media organisations in times of crisis and natural disaster, writes Greg...

Can online reaction sway the truth?

The woman who posted poor taste comments about being Caucasian and immune to AIDs got it horribly wrong on social media. Sure, her comment was...

Stuck on a sea of digital hits and myths

Do platforms like Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles offer publishers a brighter, digital future? Or should they beware of Geeks bearing gifts writes GAVIN...