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 … Continue reading Yes, the views about platform regulation align

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

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 trapped … Continue reading News companies Facebook news distribution a mistake