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Lifestyle and youth publishers that source the majority of their traffic from Facebook face closure, while traditional media players that campaigned for the laws look set to be the relative winners.
“It is not common for a parliamentary inquiry to have to rebut the dodgy scientific claims it receives in the form of public submissions.”
Facebook and Google argue that the value they derive from news content is marginal and they don’t believe they should be responsible for funding it.
It’s the latest blow to national wire services around the world — the little-noticed backbone of much of the reporting seen across media.
It forces every part of the internet stack — platforms, hosting providers, ISPs — to remove violent video before they’re even made aware of it.
A judge ruled that a newspaper, like any employer, has “a duty to take reasonable care against the risk of foreseeable injury, including foreseeable psychiatric injury,” to its staff. Will the threat of lawsuits push newsrooms to provide more support to journalists?
“We couldn’t get the plans, but through the audience we managed to do it. I feel like screaming, hurray, how awesome.”
“What I’m trying to figure out is, what are the proxies for deeper engagement — what are the proxies for repeated use and habituation in a place like this?…Readers are not going to read 100 Australia stories. So what’s the right mix?”
This crowdfunding startup wants to be the bridge between declining advertising revenues and paywalls with low conversion rates.