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Journalism: digital giants paying for content is good news, but will it support local press?

By Amy Binns, Senior Lecturer, Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire
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That the internet has all but destroyed the business model that has always supported journalism is not news. But what has made the news around the world recently is that the Australian government has attempted to do something about it.

It has passed a new law forcing organisations such as Facebook and Google, which make a great deal of money out of carrying news material on their platforms, to share their advertising revenue with media organisations.


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