ACCC corners Google, Facebook


Competition regulator Rod Sims knew he was on the right track with his strategic move against Google and Facebook when he received a phone call from one of his peers offshore.


Reform ‘won’t fix defamation’


Leading authorities on defamation law have warned that one of the key reforms due to be approved on Monday — a new defence for public interest journalism — is unlikely to herald a new dawn for the media.

The Australian

Ita on the attack over ABC


Buried away in the safe waters of afternoon radio with Deb Knight on 2GB and 4BC on Wednesday, Ita Buttrose conducted her first interview since the ABC cuts.

The Australian

AAP sold to philanthropist investors


Australia’s oldest Newswire, AAP, has been sold to a group of investors and philanthropists for an undisclosed sum, ending more than three months of uncertainty for its staff and customers.

The Australian

Why region papers needed to go: News Corp boss


News Corp global chief executive Robert Thomson says the shutdown of more than 100 print newspapers in regional and community areas in Australia in favour of a digital-only model was necessary to ensure the viability of the titles shifting to online.


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