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Digital Face-off: the future of news on global technology platforms
In March 2021, Australia led the world in establishing the mandatory News Media Bargaining Code to force Google and Facebook to pay for the journalism it republishes to attract viewers and advertising. This development has long-term implications for digital platforms and the sustainability of the news media as well as for concepts of knowledge-sharing in an open society. Some argue that this legislation entrenches the power of existing media outlets by monetizing content and therefore threatens the very freedom of the internet, while others argue that it will continue the work of democratizing access to quality journalism and information sharing.

Who should own knowledge content on global tech platforms? How can, or should, global media giants be made accountable? How is the media landscape changing under the influence of new threats and controls? The implications of Australia's contribution to this extraordinary new public policy will be discussed by a panel of industry leaders and media insiders, including:

Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York.

Dan Stinton, the Managing Director of Guardian Australia.

Lizzie O’Shea, the chair of Digital Rights Watch

May 26, 2021 10:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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