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Publishers unite in fight against digital giants

As traditional commercial mediums struggle to compete against the detailed data sets of Facebook and Google, a new media alliance between two publishers and a…

Global: Times boosts subs through Facebook groups

The Times of London has found a way to attract new readers and convert them into subscribers by tapping into topical Facebook groups. The newspaper…

Facebook to bridge gap with publishers

Facebook has extended an olive branch to newspaper publishers, reaching out to make the relationship between the two media segments more “equitable”, and better understand…

ACCC inquiry into power of Google, Facebook

The Australian government has announced an inquiry into the impact digital platform services – in particular Google and Facebook – have on the strength of…

Global: Media could be classed ‘foreign agents’

International media outlets could soon be labelled as “foreign agents” by the Russian government after a bill was advanced on Wednesday. A unanimous decision was…

Facebook admits to 270 million fake accounts

Facebook has admitted that up to 270 million of its 2.07 billion users are either duplicates used by real people, or fake accounts. Announcing its…

Global: Digital growth lifts revenues at NYT

New York Times Co saw a 6.1 per cent lift in revenue in the third quarter, driven by growth in subscribers and advertising sales for…

Tech giants dragged before US Congress

The US Senate is undertaking an Intelligence hearing into Facebook, Twitter and Google’s involvement in allowing foreign agents to interfere with the 2016 presidential elections….

Social/ Search: NYT to increase use of video forensics

The New York Times plans to pursue more investigative video forensic reporting, which focuses on visual and open data, in light of work completed following the…

Facebook holds users’ eyes hostage

Facebook has begun trialling a new, secondary feed exclusively for pages called Explore – meanwhile removing all content from liked pages from users’ traditional news…

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.

More than a logo – Facebook needs to rise to occasion

Appearing at the INFORM News Media Summit in Sydney last week, Fairfax Media managing director of Australian Metro Publishing Chris Janz and News Corp Australia…