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Entries Tagged as 'Media regulation'

A golden age of news access

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments

We are in a golden age of news sources in Australia., In addition to the brands we know from Fairfax and News and the long term online and email offering from Crikey, we now have The Guardian, The Conversation, The News Daily, Mail Online as well as the ABC and its various offerings as well […]

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Tags: Media disruption · Media regulation

Just read: Breaking News: Sex, Lies & The Murdoch Succession

October 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I’ve just finished reading Breaking News: Sex, Lies & The Murdoch Succession by Paul Barry. This is an excellent book – I highly recommend it. It documents the facts of the dreadful phone hacking scandal and contemplates the future leadership of the new split News businesses. The author, Paul Barry, extensively documents his sources. His writing […]

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Tags: Media disruption · Media regulation · New media · Newspapers

Just read: Killing Fairfax

July 29th, 2013 · 17 Comments

Killing Fairfax is an excellent read, I couldn’t put it down over the last couple of days. Beyond telling the story of how successive leaders of the once giant media company missed online opportunities, the book takes us deep into Australian media family rivalries thanks to excellent on the record sources. Newsagents wondering about the […]

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Tags: Media disruption · Media regulation · Newsagency · Newsagency challenges · Newsagency management · newsagency of the future · Newsagency opportunities · Newspaper distribution · newspaper home delivery · Newspapers

Why media companies should not be listened to on media reform

March 19th, 2013 · 28 Comments

I am disappointed that politicians are listening to media companies about media reform. Here is another issue where the voters are ignored in favour of conflicted special interest groups. One only has to look at how the media companies are reporting on reform to see why at the very least a public interest advocate is […]

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Tags: Ethics · Media disruption · Media regulation

Cynicism in media regulation arguments

March 16th, 2013 · 5 Comments

It’s interesting to see the media companies get into a lather about the possibility of more regulation when some of these companies have refused to give newsagents an operational environment of less regulation. They have self determination today and reject the creation of a new office to advocate public interest yet they have been happy […]

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Tags: Ethics · Media disruption · Media regulation · Social responsibility

What to make of the Leveson report in the UK

December 1st, 2012 · No Comments

The release of the report of the Leveson Inquiry has UK newspapers saying they don’t need the control measures outlined in the report. A tragedy has been uncovered brought about by systematic and systemic crime and corruption and the plan for stopping this happening again is being rejected because businesses think they can control themselves. […]

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Tags: Ethics · Media disruption · Media regulation · Social responsibility

Read Mark Colvin’s excellent Andrew Olle lecture

November 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments

I urge newsagents to read the edited version of the Andrew Olle lecture delivered Friday night by Mark Colvin, respected journalist and presenter of ABC radio’s flagship PM program. Colvin gets to the heart of challenges facing journalism and media outlets, he talks about facts and truth … and makes a lot of sense. The […]

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Tags: Ethics · Media disruption · Media regulation

Magazines in Manila (part 2)

August 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This photo shows a magazine kiosk I saw in one of the mega malls I visited during my retail tour of Manila this week.  The kiosk was the worst retail experience and situation I saw: poorly lit, lousy customer service, products sealed and not browser friendly and no sense of excitement.  Everywhere else in Manila […]

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UK retailer launches online fashion magazine

April 13th, 2011 · No Comments

UK retailer John Lewis is today launching an online fashion magazine.  This is an interesting move we are sure to see here given the penchant among major Australian retailers for British innovation. 0 likes

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Magazine supply initiative helps newsagents

April 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments

My post last month on the Gotch magazine supply adjustment initiative has generated plenty of interest and questions. Click on the image to see the computer screen through which newsagents can easily and directly adjust Gordon and Gotch supply quantities from the Point of Sale screen. Recent supply and return data is there to help […]

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Tags: magazine distribution · magazines · marketing · Media regulation

Twitter noise, twitter bludge

March 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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The drug pusher and the junkie who wants to go clean

January 27th, 2007 · 4 Comments

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Tags: magazines · Media regulation · supplier arogance

Time cuts jobs, focuses more online

January 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

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INMA Newspaper Outlook 2007

November 29th, 2006 · No Comments

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Tags: Citizen Journalism · Media regulation · New media · Newsagency challenges · Newspaper marketing · Newspapers · Online classifieds

Newspapers to become bit players in media shake-up?

November 21st, 2006 · No Comments

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Tags: Media disruption · Media regulation · New media · Newsagency challenges · Newspaper marketing · Newspapers

News and Fairfax contemplate sharing logistics and more

November 13th, 2006 · No Comments

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Tags: Media disruption · Media regulation · Newsagency challenges · Newsagent suppliers · Newspapers

Newspaper publishers chasing web 2.0 and a revenue model

November 10th, 2006 · No Comments

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Tags: Media disruption · Media regulation · New media · Newsagency challenges · Newspaper marketing · Newspapers · Online classifieds · Social Media

Dual standards exposed in Australia as Federal Government ponders changed in media regulation

September 21st, 2005 · No Comments

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Tags: Media regulation