Paying attention to attention – conceptual article

My article, titled "Paying attention to attention: A conceptual framework for studying news reader revenue models related to platforms" has been published in Digital Journalism journal. The journal is peer reviewed, high-quality academic journal which is among top ten academic journals in the field of communication studies (ranked 9th in Scimago ratings). I was invited to write … Continue reading Paying attention to attention – conceptual article

The future of NZ media in the hands of the government & private equity

New Zealand media sector is facing the biggest structural changes in a decade as the whole news ecosystem is in serious trouble. This means that New Zealand is likely to see shrinking number of media companies in 2020, the latest JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2019 finds. The New Zealand government is mulling an … Continue reading The future of NZ media in the hands of the government & private equity

Yes, the views about platform regulation align

Governmental digital inquiries, regulators and media companies have a very similar view how the digital platforms such as Google and Facebook should be regulated. Their views also align about boundaries between platforms and media: platforms are seen as  business partners, competitors and intermediaries, not as media companies. I presented a paper about the topic at … Continue reading Yes, the views about platform regulation align

The first general paywall goes up in New Zealand

The NZ Herald, the largest newspaper in New Zealand, has put up a paywall. It is the first general paywall in New Zealand, the paper has employed a fremium model for its paid content. New Zealand has a duopoly structure and print and online news market as the NZ Herald and Stuff dominate print and … Continue reading The first general paywall goes up in New Zealand

Talking about the revolution and regulation…

I was invited to present my papers at the IAMCR conference and post-conference in Madrid, Spain, in July 2019. I will be talking about reader revolution and platform regulation, and will present some findings from a data analysis of digital reader revenues as well as from a document analysis of digital platform inquiries in the … Continue reading Talking about the revolution and regulation…

Benefits from platform subscriptions unproven

Do newspapers benefit from digital subscription services offered by Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple? Do they make any money from them? There is not enough empirical evidence to draw conclusions, but the statements from the news companies offer a mixed picture and benefits are contested and unproven. The paper about platform digital subscriptions was presented … Continue reading Benefits from platform subscriptions unproven

New Zealand print news market shrinking alarmingly

The eight JMAD New Zealand media ownership report, which I authored, published by AUT research center for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) was launched on December 6, 2018. The report raises an alarm about rapidly shrinking print newspaper market and the widening news gaps in the local/community markets. The report also finds that some of … Continue reading New Zealand print news market shrinking alarmingly