My last spell as an editor was running a trade publication: New Zealand Reseller News.

There, I made it my business to spend time with younger journalists. Most days we had morning coffee in a café. We took 30 minutes away from the office, computers and phones in an informal editorial meeting.…

I’m excited by South China Morning Post editor-in-chief Reg Chua’s effort to find the new building blocks of journalism.

In the print era, the news story was the basic block. Chua says stories are less valuable in a digital age and daily news stories have even less worth when readers come back to them at a later date.…

Ex-journalist Alan Jones doesn’t sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) – story no longer online.

Jones works as a consultant helping tech start-ups with product strategies and marketing communications. He says asking people to sign a legal document which says “we don’t trust you” isn’t a great way to start a business relationship.…

Australia’s federal court decided copyright doesn’t apply to newspaper headlines.

The decision strikes a blow against publishers wanting to hide content from non-paying online readers behind paywalls.

It came in a copyright claim made by Fairfax Media over headlines in its flagship business newspaper, The Australian Financial Review (AFR).  …