Digital platforms inquiry

Forums15 August 2018

A forum for journalists will be held on 15 August in Sydney. The ACCC hosted two public forums in May to discuss the impacts of digital platforms for consumers and advertisers (including small businesses).

Journalists forum

The ACCC is hosting a public forum for journalists in Sydney on Wednesday 15 August from 6–8 pm at the Aerial UTS Function Centre, UTS Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo.

Former and working journalists, and academics working in this field, are invited to come and share their views on the impacts of digital platforms on journalism in Australia. Platforms include Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter.

The forum will be chaired by ACCC Chair Rod Sims. ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard, Commissioner Roger Featherston and senior staff from the ACCC’s digital platforms inquiry will also be in attendance.

The ACCC is keen to hear from journalists on various topics including:

  • the positive and negative impacts that digital platforms are having on journalists and journalism in Australia
  • the advantages and disadvantages for journalists using digital platforms to publish or distribute their content
  • the positive and negative impacts that digital platforms are having on the choice and quality of news for consumers
  • the initiatives or measures that government (or others) could consider to support the provision of quality journalism in Australia
  • the future of journalism in Australia in a digital marketplace
  • what changes, if any, journalists would like to see in relation to the interaction between digital platforms and journalism.

Register to attend

Practising and former journalists and academics interested in attending the forum are encouraged to register to attend at Digital platform inquiry — journalists forum.

Have your say online

Journalists who are unable to attend the forum in person can still share their views and experiences about the impact that digital platforms are having on journalism in Australia. The online form will allow journalists to provide their views on the key questions that will be discussed at the forum. The online form is available until 14 August.

Share your views at Digital platform inquiry forums.

Consumer forum

The consumer forum took place in Melbourne on Tuesday 29 May. For a summary, see:

DPI - Consumer forum summary - 29 May 2018 ( PDF 576.13 KB )

Advertiser forum

The advertiser forum took place in Melbourne on Wednesday 30 May. For a summary, see:

DPI - Advertiser forum summary - 30 May 2018 ( PDF 585.79 KB )


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