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Funding public interest journalism

Around the world, democracies are waking up to a market failure in news. We’ve been talking about it for more than a decade. Now things are starting to happen. Governments are becoming involved in financing public interest journalism. This will become one of the big picture developments in news, the kind of development that marks […]

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Neeva to give 20% of revenue to content partners

Last week I looked at paid search startup Neeva and the implications it might have for news. In the interview with CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy we touched on the search engine’s use of copyrighted content within the interface and the possibility Neeva would share some of its revenue with content creators. Now Neeva has formally announced it will be allotting […]

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Who got Public Interest News Gathering money?

In late 2020 the Australian government handed out over $53m in more than 100 grants as part of the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) programme. The overwhelming majority of the money (87%) went to the 10 biggest recipients. The funding distribution is pretty clear in the treemap above. For a more precise breakdown of the […]

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What paid search could mean for news

There’s a company in California, well-financed and growing, working busily on a business that at first glance is doomed. Neeva is a subscription search engine. They want you to pay $5-$10 USD a month to use a service that at the moment we treat like air. I spoke to co-founder CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy about his […]

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Launch of Crawford Media newsletter

It’s time to tell it like it is. Today Crawford Media begins, a weekly newsletter covering news about news in Australia and New Zealand. For me, the newsletter is long overdue, but for the media environment we’re now in it couldn’t be more timely. In New Zealand, the first round of the Public Interest Journalism […]

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Welcome to Crawford Media

See the About page for a sales pitch on what Crawford Media Consulting can offer your media or content business. You can get in contact with me through this form, and you can sign up to the Crawford Media Substack newsletter here. While this site serves as a banner for my business, it is also […]