The Algorithmic Distribution of News

The Algorithmic Distribution of News

Edited by James Meese and Sara Bannerman

This volume explores how governments, policymakers and newsrooms have responded to the algorithmic distribution of the news. Contributors analyse the ongoing battle between platforms and publishers, evaluate recent attempts to manage these tensions through policy reform and consider whether algorithms can be regulated to promote media diversity and stop misinformation and hate speech. Chapter authors also interview journalists and find out how their work is changing due to the growing importance of algorithmic systems. Drawing together an international group of scholars, the book takes a truly global perspective offering case studies from Switzerland, Germany, Kenya, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and China. The collection also provides a series of critical analyses of recent policy developments in the European Union and Australia, which aim to provide a more secure revenue base for news media organisations. A valuable resource for journalism and policy scholars and students, Governing the Algorithmic Distribution of News is an important guide for anyone hoping to understand the central regulatory issues surrounding the online distribution of news.

James Meese is Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, Australia, and Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society.


Sara Bannerman is Associate Professor at McMaster University, Canada, Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance, and Vice-chair of IAMCR's Global Media Policy Working Group.

The above text is from the publisher’s description of the book:

Title: The Algorithmic Distribution of News
Editors: James Meese and Sara Bannerman
Published: 2022
Pages: 313
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

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