Topic archives: new media

Meet the publishers ripping up the Australian media playbook

April 3, 2018 3

What's a defamation suit worth when you have nothing to lose? In this four-part series we meet some of the Australian journalists massively disrupting the mainstream.

Idiot’s Guide to the Convergence Review: content standards

May 4, 2012 1

How does the Convergence Review balance its deregulatory vibe with its assertion that content standards are still necessary, because the community expects them and because failing to restrict access to some content can do harm?

No comment: killing online discussion?

April 11, 2012

Most articles on news sites (including humble little Crikey) run comments below the stories. What's the point? Only one comment in a 100 is worth reading and they are a financial burden, says Joel Johnson.

The enthusiastic future of new media

January 31, 2012

Founder of pop culture site The Enthusiast Mel Campbell explains the difficulty of running an news site that takes time but pays no money and how unwilling readers are to pay for online media.

New Kid on The Block: the enthusiasm of The Enthusiast

January 30, 2012 3

The story of bright indy publication The Enthusiast is sobering for those who embrace the possibilities of new media.

Kiwi pointers on how to define news media, beef up regulation

January 20, 2012 1

The New Zealand Law Commission recently released an issues paper that elegantly deals with the very same issues the Finkelstein inquiry is considering in Australia, including how to define "news media" in the internet age, and what a beefed up regulation system might look like.

Simons: being first, or being right?

September 8, 2011 4

If mainstream media outlets spend their diminishing resources in a futile battle to be first, then they will race themselves out of business to no useful end. That is not where resources should be deployed.

Simons: will Fairfax apps change the fundamental outlook?

June 2, 2011 8

Can the slick new Fairfax apps for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald save the newspaper journalism business model?

New media v old media: a question of moderation

New media v old media: a question of moderation

May 11, 2011 11

The question of pre-moderation vs post-moderation of reader comments on a publisher website is a fascinating one. It’s also increasingly integral to modern news outlets, writes Jonathon Oake at blog The Spongeist.

Tanner fights the devil of fragmentation, and maybe the ghosts of the Hawke-Keating years

Tanner fights the devil of fragmentation, and maybe the ghosts of the Hawke-Keating years

May 2, 2011 6

Lindsay Tanner's concerns about the dumbing down of democracy reflect fundamental changes in our media driven by the internet.