Who are the winners in the contemporary news industry? Where do the Google and Facebook payments for the news go and how they shape the news industry? In a new article for Digital Journalism, I argue that during the 2010-2020 news media industry became dominated by a handful of large news publishers, and the readerContinue reading “Google and Facebook news payments go to the strongest players”
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Quite a media storm….
The 2021 really has had an interesting start. Across the Tasman Sea, in Australia, the government is in a process of implementing a new law – media bargaining code – which requires Google and Facebook to negotiate with news companies about compensation for their content. To pre-empt some more drastic measures, Google has signed multipleContinue reading “Quite a media storm….”
A new report for INMA
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 questionsContinue reading “A new report for INMA”
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 theContinue 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 presentedContinue reading “Benefits from platform subscriptions unproven”
News companies revenue from Facebook underwhelming
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 reconsiderContinue reading “News companies revenue from Facebook underwhelming”
News companies Facebook news distribution a mistake
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 trappedContinue reading “News companies Facebook news distribution a mistake”
Why are news companies on Facebook?
On June 22, I presented an empirical paper at the IAMCR conference in Eugene, Oregon (US). The paper is about news companies Facebook dependency, and it is available here. The study is based on examination of news companies social shares, social media traffic sources and revenue. Some of the key findings include: Facebook offers veryContinue reading “Why are news companies on Facebook?”
Newspapers traffic bounces back
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 forContinue reading “Newspapers traffic bounces back”
Are publishers handing more power to Google?
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 haveContinue reading “Are publishers handing more power to Google?”