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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.

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.

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 simply sink more slowly, asks media researcher and former New Zealand Herald editor Gavin Ellis.

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

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…

Ten tips to build trust

It’s no secret that marketing is getting more complex. As a result it becomes harder and harder for all of us – marketers, media and…

Two routes to a new future

Publishers can choose to chase audience or authority. SIMON HOLT weighs up both approaches, and argues news organisations are so intent on maintaining levels of print penetration that they are missing opportunities to create real business models.

Facing up to social media facts

Twitter isn’t the be all and end all for journalists in the social space. Australian reporters should also embrace the social network most of the country uses, argues The Advertiser’s GREG BARILA in The Bulletin.