Reuters Institute, University of Oxford: News site Stuff left Facebook. Seven months later, traffic is just fine and trust is higher

Reuters Institute, University of Oxford: News site Stuff left Facebook. Seven months later, traffic is just fine and trust is higher. “It’s been seven months since Stuff stopped all content on Facebook, and they’re still trying to gauge the true impact – but the traffic dip has not been statistically significant. Stuff’s unique visitors are up 5% year-on-year. However, given it was a strong news year, it would probably be fair to consider this as flat.”

Times of India: Indian Newspaper Society asks Google to raise publisher share in ad revenue to 85%

Times of India: Indian Newspaper Society asks Google to raise publisher share in ad revenue to 85%. “INS has asked Google to compensate the Indian newspapers ‘comprehensively’ for using contents published by them and to share its advertising revenues properly. ‘The Society insisted that Google should increase the publisher share of advertising revenue to 85 per cent, and also ensure more transparency in the revenue reports provided to publishers by Google,’ said INS in a statement.”

CNN: Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news

CNN: Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news. “The country’s unprecedented new law had been hotly debated in recent months. Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) had opposed the initial version of the legislation, which would have allowed media outlets to bargain either individually or collectively with them — and to enter binding arbitration if the parties couldn’t reach an agreement.”

NiemanLab: As Facebook pulls news in Australia, rural and elderly Australians will be hardest hit

NiemanLab: As Facebook pulls news in Australia, rural and elderly Australians will be hardest hit. “A study of local news consumption by the News and Media Research Center at the University of Canberra shows 32% of people in regions with populations under 30,000 have been turning to social media to fill the news gap. Newspaper closures and job losses have hit areas outside Australian cities hard. More than 100 local news outlets have closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Removing news from Facebook will further restrict the choices of people with already limited access to news.”

Women on Air: New database encourages women to contribute to broadcast media (Irish Examiner)

Irish Examiner: Women on Air: New database encourages women to contribute to broadcast media. “Women on Air is launching a new media database aimed at women who are ‘ready, willing and able’ to contribute to broadcast media opportunities. The organisation aims at bringing greater gender balance to Irish airwaves and have chosen Women’s Little Christmas (Nollaig na mBan) to launch their new database, which a view to providing ‘greater visibility and access to women from a wide range of backgrounds and expertise.’”

New Zealand Herald: Google says Australian law on paying for news is unworkable

New Zealand Herald: Google says Australian law on paying for news is unworkable . “Google Australia and New Zealand managing director Mel Silva made her first public comments on the details of the proposed legislation since it was introduced to Parliament last week. The so-called News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code would force Google and Facebook to compensate Australian news media for the journalism that they link to.”

Herald-Tribune: New website promotes Florida arts groups

Herald-Tribune: New website promotes Florida arts groups. “Arts groups across Florida, particularly those in the Sarasota area, are getting a little promotional help from WUSF Public Media, the Tampa-based public radio station that has launched a new streaming hub of performances and behind-the-scenes activities…. Most of the Sarasota-area performing arts organizations are featured on the site, from Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre, to the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, The Sarasota Ballet, The Venice Symphony, Urbanite Theatre, Theatre Odyssey, The Players Centre for Performing Arts and New Music New College.”

Irish Times: Broadcasting regulator launches Irish media ownership database

Irish Times: Broadcasting regulator launches Irish media ownership database. “The site… was commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) from the Dublin City University (DCU) School of Communications. It allows the public to check the ownership of a database of media businesses that serve Irish audiences at either national, regional or local level, including international companies that have a presence here.”

Nieman Lab: Overwhelmed by covering organized misinformation campaigns? The Media Manipulation Casebook is a great place to start

NiemanLab: Overwhelmed by covering organized misinformation campaigns? The Media Manipulation Casebook is a great place to start. “The Media Manipulation Casebook… is a collection of case studies that break down the evolutions of previous and current misinformation campaigns into five stages. Each case study identifies the order, scale, and cope of the information, who was involved, which platforms were used, what vulnerabilities were exploited, and impacts of the campaign.”

Global News: Canadian publishers call for collective bargaining with Google, Facebook

Global News: Canadian publishers call for collective bargaining with Google, Facebook. “News Media Canada — which represents newspaper publishers including the Globe and Mail, National Post publisher Postmedia, Toronto Star publisher Torstar, La Presse and Quebecor — says the two web giants have established an effective duopoly in the digital ads market that’s starving Canada’s media industry of revenue.”