• Online advertising, not social media, killed traditional journalism

    Amanda Lotz     |      May 6, 2024

    Traditional newspapers relied on advertising revenue to subsidise their journalism and so when most adverts shifted online, journalism suffered as a result, and this – rather than the rise of social media – is the crucial factor.

  • There’s no saving traditional news

    Amanda Lotz     |      July 31, 2019

    Understanding the forces that drive the online economy is crucial for Australia’s policy makers and citizens.  Economic reality means that while we can put a leash on Google and Facebook, there’s no saving the traditional news model.