AAP will shut down in June, as Nine and News Corp have decided to bring their investment in the publication to a halt, citing Google as the main reason for the erosion of AAP’s business.

AAP’s 180 journalists provide the nation’s media with a large amount of their daily news and photos, and have been doing so since 1935.

This raises one of the most significant challenges faced by the industry – how can big tech and traditional media work together effectively and sustainably towards the future of journalism?

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Press freedom in the age of COVID-19

The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom is speaking to journalists and publishers in the Asia–Pacific to determine the impact the COVID-19 virus has had – and is having – on press freedom in the region.

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