INMA has been watching the situation with Big Tech and Australia’s government and news media companies since mid-2019. Last week, things got serious really fast, specifically with Facebook and Google.
Robert Whitehead, a director at McPherson Media Group, has been reporting on the ground from Sydney for INMA, while INMA editor L. Carol Christopher has kept an eye on the worldwide impact. In its second just-in-time “INMA Knows” distillation (the first was on COVID-19), INMA today released “INMA Knows Australia and Big Tech,” which surfaces their reporting.
“This is an historic moment. A world first,” Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said last week after two Australian media companies reached content payment agreements with Google. And much has happened since then.
INMA Knows is a content surfacing project designed to personally curate all association resources on a single subject of high interest to INMA members. Here are a list of all the live topics:
- AI and the Newsroom
- Australia and Big Tech
- Connecting with Community
- COVID-19 response
- Digital Platforms
- Podcasts and Audio
- Print Engagement
- Subscriber Retention
- Third-party cookies and advertising
- Trust In Media
We aim to curate a new subject monthly, and these subjects are updated regularly. This is a free service for INMA members. If you have a subject matter recommendation, let me know.