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PODCAST: Unpacking AdTrust 2018 with NewsMediaWorks CEO Peter Miller

Following the release of AdTrust 2018, NewsMediaWorks CEO Peter Miller breaks down the data, discussing the value of trust, social media’s dismal results and how advertisers can get the best value for money by leveraging the findings.

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.

2017: editors nominate their highlights

We asked editors from mastheads around Australia to identify their highlights.

Local media readies for ‘Amazon effect’

Amazon is due to launch in Australia this month, causing major disruption in the retail sector. However, its ripple effect will be felt across a number of industries, including media. MACKENZIE SCOTT reports.

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.

Publishers need to re-assess purpose: Hegarty winner

With the 2017 Hegarty Award to be presented at the PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards next Wednesday, September 6, MACKENZIE SCOTT spoke to last year’s winner Erik Jensen about how he utilised the scholarship prize in New York.

Smart home tech the next frontier for publishers

As publishers continue to optimise smartphone strategies, a new contender has entered the Australian market in the form of smart home devices – and news media brands are quickly jumping on board.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.