Facebook's news tab has created lots of headlines, and not surprisingly, I was also interviewed about the topic by the National Business Review (NZ). The interview is behind a paywall, but here are couple of my snippets: "Myllylahti said that she didn’t understand why publishers were “dancing this tango” given Facebook’s history of broken promises, … Continue reading Dancing dangerous tango with Facebook
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 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
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…
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
I wrote in The Conversation about Google's new subscription tool which supposedly helps news publishers to sell digital subscriptions. It is impossible to say yet, if it works. Couple of thoughts from my article: "It’s surprising that news publishers seem to hand more power to Google because now more than ever there’s an urgency to have … Continue reading Are publishers handing more power to Google?
I have joined the Advisory Board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, advising in the issues related to digital journalism. The publishing company is an independent academic publisher, and its publications are marketed and sold worldwide through international booksellers including Amazon. In 2017, my book chapter "We need to talk about metrics" was published in the publishers’ … Continue reading Advisory Board member in digital journalism
A paper, written by Dr. Verica Rupar and me, investigating journalists use of Twitter in three New Zealand elections, has been accepted to the International Communication Association (ICA) preconference in Prague. The paper will be presented on May 24, 2018. The paper finds that in all three examined elections - of which two national and … Continue reading How journalists used Twitter in three different elections?
In 2017, for the first time in seven years, private and independently owned media companies outnumbered state and shareholder owned media companies in New Zealand. New Zealand media market also expanded with new digital start-ups such as Newsroom. I have authored the seventh New Zealand media ownership report for AUT research center of Journalism, Media … Continue reading Private and independent media ownership increases in New Zealand
I believe that business journalism matters now more than ever. New Zealand Shareholders Association launched new business journalism awards on September 21, and I am proud to be in a judging panel. NZSA chairman John Hawkins says that the awards will differ from the earlier ones as they will have no commercial sponsor support. He comments … Continue reading Supporting New Zealand business journalism