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Report launch: The relationship between platforms and news companies

Join us for the launch of Merja Myllylahti’s new report:  Google, Facebook and New Zealand news media: Should authorities tackle ‘platform power’ to aid the sustainability of local journalism?

In the wake of claims about the power of digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on traditional (or legacy) media, AUT researcher Merja Myllylahti has looked into the relationship between platforms and legacy media. She has analysed data on traffic numbers and the way that legacy media companies are using new media. She confirms some common assumptions, but her research also reveals some less obvious results. Merja surveys the policy responses from governments and regulators around the Western world, and asks what is being done to protect local journalism in New Zealand.

If you are interested in attending, please rsvp to policyobservatory@aut.ac.nz

location Level 7 foyer, WF (Business) building, 42 Wakefield Street, Auckland CBD