Our second Trust in News in New Zealand report was published on April 29, 2021. The report is produced by the AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD), and it is authored by me and Dr Greg Treadwell. The report finds that the trust in news in New Zealand dropped in 2021, only … Continue reading Trust in news in New Zealand erodes
In early 2021, my article "Paying attention to attention: a conceptual framework for studying news reader revenue models related to platforms" gained a honorable mention as part of Digital Journalism's 2020 Outstanding Article Award. According to the journal, the article is "insightful, rigorous and targets issue pertinent to our times."
In April 2020, together with my college Dr Greg Treadwell, we published the first Trust in News in New Zealand report which was produced in collaboration with the Reuters Institute for Study for Journalism. The report was published by the AUT research center for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD). In our report we found that … Continue reading Trust in news high in New Zealand
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
My new report How News Media Wins in Attention Economy was published by International News Media Association (INMA) in April, 2019. It covers issues such as Platform dependency. Platform attention revenue. The value of attention. Costs of acquiring and retaining attention. INMA CEO Earl J. Wilkinson says about the report: “The report raises as many questions … Continue reading A new report for INMA
My article, titled "An attention economy trap? An empirical investigation into four news companies' Facebook traffic and social media revenue" was published in the Journal of Media Business Studies in October. The article, which is available here, argues that news companies revenue from Facebook traffic and social shares is underwhelming, and suggests that the news companies should reconsider … Continue reading News companies revenue from Facebook underwhelming
News companies are making a mistake by continuing distribute their content on Facebook. My new report: Google, Facebook and New Zealand news media: The problem of platform dependency found that a quarter of New Zealand news companies website traffic came from Facebook, and 53% from Google and social media platforms. The report finds that news companies have trapped … Continue reading News companies Facebook news distribution a mistake
Some newspapers traffic has bounced back since Facebook changed its algorithm in January. That change meant that Facebook users news feeds favored content from their friends and family rather than from news organisations. From January to March 2018, The Washington Post's traffic increased slightly, and The Guardian's traffic increased 3.5%. My latest blog post for … Continue reading Newspapers traffic bounces back
Some weeks in the world of research are better than others, and this has most definitely been a good week. My paper investigating news companies dependency on Facebook has been accepted to a conference organised by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). The conference takes place in Eugene, Oregon, in the United … Continue reading A good week for a researcher
AUT's research center for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) is organising a highly topical conference in 2018. The conference theme is journalism, media and surveillance. The papers are called now and the deadline for the abstracts is on May 31, 2018. Check the details for the paper submission and for the conference here.