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Introducing The Encouragements

Michael Anderson was the CEO of Mediaworks and my boss for more than three years. We talked a lot together, particularly about the difficulties of managing people within media companies, and two days before I left my news director job in 2020 I asked his permission to record our final conversation. At the time, I was […]

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More left than right in Aussie media

This week I’m gazing into the crystal ball, an undertaking that usually ends badly. Nevertheless … I have written a piece for The Spinoff predicting the movement of New Zealand news outlets away from the political centre and towards the periphery. My argument is pretty simple: in a recently consolidated national market for attention, there are strong […]

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How many searches does Google answer every second?

In researching my interview with paid search engine enthusiast Sridhar Ramaswamy, I wanted to know exactly how many search queries Google answers every second. It turned out that neither Google nor the internet wanted to share its secrets with me: the Google comms team came back with a vague answer about “billions of queries every […]