Revealed: Neilson’s $100 million news agenda tops the bill

Original article by Lisa Murray
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 2 : 3-May-19

The Judith Neilson Journalism Institute has provided funding for a range of initiatives since it was founded, while its longer-term goals include producing podcasts and documentaries in partnership with established media companies. The institute was founded by philanthropist Judith Neilson, who is also its patron. Neilson says she has no input into the day-to-day operations of the institute, whose board includes former ABC chairman Jim Spigelman, Free TV Australia CEO Bridget Fair and Paul Kelly, the editor-at-large of ‘The Australian’.

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JUDITH NEILSON JOURNALISM INSTITUTE, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, FREE TV AUSTRALIA LIMITED, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, WHITE RABBIT GALLERY LIMITED, WALKLEY FOUNDATION FOR JOURNALISM

Fairfax scion in new media venture

Original article by Damon Kitney
The Australian – Page: 20 : 12-Feb-19

John B Fairfax and Cameron O’Reilly are backing a new digital investigative journalism venture. The name of the venture, which will work inside the Crikey website, will be made public before it is formally launched in April. It is intended that the new venture will make its money solely from subscription sales, rather than advertising. Fairfax has been involved in the print media for five decades, while the O’Reilly family controlled Independent News & Media for more than 35 years.

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PRIVATE MEDIA PARTNERS PTY LTD, INDEPENDENT NEWS AND MEDIA PLC, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC

News boss blames tech giants for erosion of trust in journalism

Original article by Matthew Denholm
The Australian – Page: 2 : 20-Aug-18

Campbell Reid of News Corp does not believe that consumers’ trust in journalism has declined in recent years. However, he says that technologies companies such as Google and Facebook are solely responsible for any such decline in trust, and they need to take action to address this issue by removing fake news and ensuring that trusted news sources are given prominence on their platforms. Reid will be part of a panel discussion on trust in journalism at a conference in Hobart in September.

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NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION

Media probe pledge to protect journalism

Original article by Dana McCauley
The Australian – Page: 19 & 23 : 4-Jul-18

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims says Facebook and Google are "clear competitors" to traditional media companies with regard to advertising revenue. He has told a conference in Sydney that the ACCC’s investigation into digital platforms will examine whether their growing share of ad revenue is having an impact on quality journalism in the publishing and broadcasting sector. Digital companies’ collection and use of consumer data will also be scrutinised by the inquiry.

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FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA LLC, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS