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Google brings cannon to gun fight

With less than a fortnight to go before the gates close on new laws governing the financial relationship between the Australian news indu…

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How James Gleick’s extraordinary book The Information relates to news stories

Originally published August, 2011, on the Share Wars blog “Information implies surprise.” One evening in 1955 American mathematician Clau…

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We Choose To Know: The Final Chapter in the Share Wars Book

A picture of a frog hitching a ride on a snake was enough to ensure viral stardom in 2011. It was what I uncovered when I went deep into the

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Welcome to Go Inside News

I have noticed that very often the way people achieve worthwhile things is not by “turning the volume up”, moving into the unknown, or be…

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Why Australia’s plan to make tech giants pay for news won’t work

A couple of weeks ago the Australian government announced it was going make Facebook and Google pay for news.

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Harsh, loud, and full of conflict: The chaotic reality of the Australian media landscape

Published March 14, 2020, The Spin Off I have a strange relationship with Australian media. In some ways I’m an insider: I’ve worked in t…

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Australia’s foray into digital news fairness: Supersmart and superdoomed

An industry-wide news boycott is the only way to find out the true value of news to Google and Facebook.

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The Birth of Share Wars

This is the second chapter of the book All Your Friends Like This

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Why publish a hateful pig head video?

Published 12 May, 2019, Newshub I’m writing this to explain why Newshub ran footage of a man depositing half a pig’s head at the Al Noor …

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The problem with news in New Zealand

Published 15 August 2019, Newshub Two weeks ago it came out that TVNZ wasn’t paying a dividend to the Government this year and for “the f…