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Changes to cookies may have major ramifications for digital advertising 

Cookies, data tracking and fingerprinting: Google’s latest update to Chrome  

Lessons from Copy School Sydney 2019  

“We all have something to gain from having an insight into the methods and ideation behind the message” 

News literacy initiatives promote critical thinking and understanding  

Governments and organisations around the world are attempting to combat misinformation through education initiatives  

Apple announces news media subscription service 

Apple News+ received mixed reception from publishers concerned about revenue, audience relationships  

What is metadata? What is personal data?

Metadata is essential for any person (or computer program) that needs to find and organise information.

ACCC Preliminary report submissions: selected extracts and key points  

The inquiry has considered a range of issues related to the digital landscape

Britain follows Australia’s lead in digital platforms scrutiny 

The British government has announced that it will probe the impact of Google and Facebook on the media 

Australians among world’s ‘distrusting’ nations, but we have faith in news media

The Edelman Trust Barometer reveals where people go to for trusted information, and a decline in trust in social media.

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? 

Nine, NewsCorp and Seven West on the ACCC preliminary report into digital platforms  

“The report highlights the impact the digital platforms have as unavoidable business partners and gateways between news media businesses and both consumers and advertisers”

The ACCC releases preliminary report on digital platforms

ACCC goes hard on Facebook and Google, raises concerns about the impact on news media consumers in Australia.

Guidelines for online reviews and endorsements

“Compliance…will build consumer confidence in online reviews, and help review platforms, traders and digital influencers avoid regulatory action.”