Google and Facebook news payments go to the strongest players

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”

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….”

New chapter published in the Routledge handbook

The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies is now available online, and my chapter co-written with Neil Thurman, Robert G. Picard and Arne H. Krumsvik is in this volume. The title of the chapter is “On digital distribution’s failure to solve newspaper’s existential crisis: Symptoms, causes, consequences and remedies.” C.W. Anderson, Professor of MediaContinue reading “New chapter published in the Routledge handbook”

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?”

A good week for a researcher

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 UnitedContinue reading “A good week for a researcher”