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OPINION: Defending the core business of news media

The pursuit of the facts that democracy depends upon in order to survive and thrive

Artificial intelligence (AI) and journalism

2019 is predicted to be the year of artificial intelligence in news media, but is this the end of human journalism? 

Trust report: Peter Miller

It is an incredibly exciting time for news media.  We are growing our audiences across multiple platforms.  We are delivering a highly trusted, quality environment for readers and advertisers and we are seeing a re-appraisal of the importance and value of the medium.

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.

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.

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 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.

Necessary reform at last, but not in NZ

Fairfax Media chief executive GREG HYWOOD reflects on the slow, but welcomed, reforms to media in Australia and the reasons why New Zealand needs to…

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: Role of a newspaper columnist in 2016

Rowan Dean, a columnist for both News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media, chats about his role in an age of information overload, satire and social…