The Impact of Digital Platforms on News and Journalistic Content

In 2020, the Australian government sought to formulate an answer through regulatory means to the problem of the online dominance of Google and Facebook and their impact on media viability in Australia. This report was commissioned by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as an input to the Digital Platforms Inquiry. The report describes and analyses ‘the impacts of digital platforms on choice and quality for Australian news consumers’. The report discusses four main themes relating to news and journalistic content: 1) The characteristics of this content and its public function in democratic society; 2) Choice, including production and distribution as well as diversity; 3 Consumption, including access and specific practices such as customisation; 4) Quality, including any changes in quality in the contemporary environment.

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2018 Australia Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology, Sydney Wilding, D., Fray, P., Molitorisz, S. & McKewon research report
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1 australia, Facebook, google, media, regulation, viability