Murdoch backs down in Google News results row

Rupert Murdoch has been forced to back down from his position that articles from his newspapers should not appear on Google’s news results.

He has conceded that his publications are losing influence because they cannot be found through the search engine.

Google will begin to feature articles from the Times and Sunday Times from next month.

Murdoch isn’t Google’s biggest fan. In the past he has labelled it a “parasite” and a “content kleptomaniac”.

He pulled his papers’ content from the service in 2010, to coincide with the introduction of paywalls across his online portfolio.

(Source: The Telegraph)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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