Tech Platforms

TECH PLATFORMS

Click on the buttons below to view content on a specific news media Digital issue. You can also navigate to content by topic using the top menu navigation and drop-down menus at the top of the screen.

LATEST ARTICLES


Big Tech Says Publishers Keep Majority of Ad Revenue, But Experience Suggests Otherwise
/

Big Tech Says Publishers Keep Majority of Ad Revenue, But Experience Suggests Otherwise

While the straight revenue share between Google AdSense and publishers was clearly tilted in favor of the publishers, Google AdSense has become le­ss relevant for publishers who sell through Google Ad Manager, an opaque marketplace. And Google benefits significantly more from that relationship than do publishers ... Read More
FCC Nominee Grilled on Section 230
/

FCC Nominee Grilled on Section 230

On November 10, Nathan Simington, Trump’s nominee to replace FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, was questioned by Senators at a nominations hearing. Nathan Simington is a Senior Adviser at the National Telecommunications and Information Association, which petitioned the FCC for rulemaking on clarifying Section 230. Senators questioned Simington about his role ... Read More
Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Challenges to Local Journalism
/

Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Challenges to Local Journalism

On October 27, Senator Maria Cantrell (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released a report on threats to local news in today’s digital landscape. It explains how Google and Facebook have created a crisis for local news, whose revenues have been swiftly decreasing because of the platforms’ abuse of their ... Read More
News Media Alliance Statement: Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Local News
/

News Media Alliance Statement: Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Local News

The News Media Alliance commends Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) for the release of her report, “Local Journalism: The Threat to America’s Most Trusted News Source,” outlining how changes in the information marketplace and the dominance of online platforms pose an existential threat to local news publishers ... Read More
Canadian Publishers Call for Compensation
/

Canadian Publishers Call for Compensation

On October 21, News Media Canada released a statement on behalf of Canada’s news publishers calling on Parliament to address Google and Facebook’s excessive market power. Because Google and Facebook control the majority of advertising revenue, news publishers’ bottom line is at the mercy of big tech. With this imbalance of power, ... Read More
DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google
/

DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google

On October 20, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and 11 state Attorneys General filed a lawsuit against Google in the District Court for the District of Columbia for allegedly violating antitrust laws under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, in hopes of restoring competition in search and search advertising markets. The complaint ... Read More
×

Now Accepting Nominations for the John P. Murray Award for Audience Development - Learn more