Facebook’s devil is in the defaults
It’s time for Facebook to urgently reverse its default settings, Alex Beattie writes.
Govt fund managers call for social media changes
The managers of five government-related funds with more than $90 billion in funds under management say they are adding their weight to callers for multi-national social media owners Facebook, Twitter and Google to take action against the spread of harmful content.
Mosque attack of and for the internet
The Christchurch attacks were conceived by someone craving online approval, and spread by algorithms designed only to maximise profit.
MediaRoom: The radio buyout that wasn’t
In this week’s media column: Southern Cross Media Group gives NZME a glimmer of hope, Stuff for sale, and who’s in the hot seat at Morning Report.
The picture improves for Sky viewers
As half Sky TV’s customers also now subscribe to Netflix and Spark Sport sets to launch, the Kiwi pay TV company adjusts its screens for the battle ahead.
NZME targets profits from paywall by 2021
NZME, which today reported a 44 percent slide in 2018 profit, says it will launch its paid premium subscriber service in the June quarter.
D-Day for Herald owner
This week’s MediaRoom column looks at NZME announcing financial results, new media ad campaigns, online audience numbers and Stuff job cuts.
Lonely days as bell tolls for sports writers
If print sports journalism was a native bird, DOC would have cleared an off-shore island and set up a breeding programme long ago.