"The recent stoush between mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest and media
mogul Kerry Stokes is just the latest flashing neon sign above the parlous
state of media diversity in Australia.
Laws protecting media diversity in Australia have been gradually dismantled in
recent decades. Because of this, their objective of preventing a select few
media owners or voices from having too much influence over public opinion and
the political agenda has been placed at risk.
But traditional approaches to protecting media diversity may be less effective
as the role of online news – now curated for us using algorithms – becomes ever
more prominent in our news diets. This could require a new approach."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics