Media business

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Golden Globes suffers catastrophic drop in TV ratings
Early Nielsen figures suggest 60% drop in viewers as coronavirus forces starry awards event into limp virtual format

Andrew Pulver

02, Mar, 2021 @12:24 PM

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Andrew Bolt's 'virus thrives in multiculturalism' columns offensive, press council says | Weekly Beast
Press watchdog says News Corp columnist breached two rules. Plus: Daily Mail pushback on media bargaining code

Amanda Meade

26, Feb, 2021 @2:43 AM

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Australia’s move to tame Facebook and Google is just the start of a global battle | Michelle Meagher
Governments around the world should now act together to dismantle the monopolies that threaten journalism, says the competition lawyer and author Michelle Meagher

Michelle Meagher

24, Feb, 2021 @2:54 PM

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News Corp agrees deal with Google over payments for journalism
News Corp will receive ‘significant payments’ to feature news outlets in Google’s News Showcase

Alex Hern UK technology editor

17, Feb, 2021 @5:11 PM

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Google and Facebook: the landmark Australian law that will make them pay for news content
Despite protestations from both companies, the Australian parliament is set to pass legislation it says is needed to boost public interest journalism

Amanda Meade

16, Feb, 2021 @1:01 AM

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Independent, always? Nine ends political donations after outrage over Liberal fundraiser | The Weekly Beast
The Age independence committee complains to CEO about potential ‘claims of bias’. Plus: steaming bowl of embarrassment for NT health

Amanda Meade

12, Feb, 2021 @1:07 AM

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Larry King dies, Tom Brokaw retires – and the 'heroic age' of TV news slips further away
Experts agree the great days of US news broadcasting are long gone, but this week still brought poignant reminders

Edward Helmore in New York

24, Jan, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Jeremy Darroch steps down as Sky chief executive
Darroch will become executive chairman after being paid in excess of £100m during 13 years in role

Mark Sweney

06, Jan, 2021 @5:54 PM

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Chinese authorities detain citizen who works for Bloomberg news
Haze Fan was escorted from her apartment by officials on suspicion of endangering national security

Emma Graham-Harrison

11, Dec, 2020 @2:58 PM

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Daily Mail group executives could share £60m under new bonus scheme
Top four at DMGT also took home £24m despite profits slump amid Covid crisis

Mark Sweney

09, Dec, 2020 @7:32 PM

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ABC can keep Google and Facebook payments for news, Coalition says
Government won’t reduce public broadcaster’s funding over potential windfall from new media code, communications minister vows

Amanda Meade

08, Dec, 2020 @8:15 AM

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PRH owner Bertelsmann to buy Simon & Schuster in $2bn deal
German media firm, already owner of the giant Penguin Random House, says acquisition of another major publisher is ‘approvable’ within monopoly rules

Staff and agencies

25, Nov, 2020 @4:55 PM

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