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New era for digital journalists begins on March 1

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Journalists employed by digital publications will be entitled to penalty rates, overtime and other key conditions from tomorrow as landmark changes to the benchmark Journalists Published Media Award come into effect ...
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Facebook and Google monies must go to newsrooms, not boardrooms

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Media companies negotiating commercial deals with Facebook and Google for the payment of news content must ensure that the monies generated are allocated to journalism ...
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Facebook and Google deals may leave small publishers out in the cold

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The Federal Government must act urgently to support small Australian news outlets that could be shut out of commercial deals with Facebook and Google under its News Media Bargaining Code, says the union for Australia’s journalists ...
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Contempt case highlights Queensland’s shield law delay

The prosecution of a Queensland journalist for refusing to reveal a confidential source highlights the urgent need for the Palaszczuk government to follow through on an election promise to introduce a journalist “shield” law ...
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Facebook move reinforces need for a News Media Bargaining Code

Facebook’s move to block sharing of content from Australian news media outlets will encourage the spread of misinformation at a time when factual and credible journalism is more important than ever ...
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News bargaining code remains essential to support small media outlets

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Content deals reportedly struck between major publishers and Google in recent days should not deter Federal Parliament from passing News Media Bargaining Code laws this week, says the union for Australia’s journalists ...
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New project launched to enhance online safety of women in the media

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MEAA has partnered with Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) and Australian Community Managers (ACM) to launch a pioneering Enhancing Online Safety of Women in the Media project ...
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Defamation outcomes chill public interest journalism

The decision in today’s Federal Court action brought by a businessman against the ABC and the former Fairfax newspapers has highlighted the urgency for all jurisdictions across Australia to adopt uniform defamation law reforms. The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union for Australia’s journalists, noted today’s judgement in ...
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