Welcome to Best of the Week, written on Saturday morning in brisk Evandale, Tasmania. Today: The indies get the spotlight; Are Media (re)embraces magazines and Google is everywhere. Our paying members get exclusive access to the full Unmade archive which goes behind the paywall after two months. They also receive discounts on our events, including next month’s
Trust was the fight news media needed to have after Cambridge Analytica. It’s now years out of date, and that battle is lost to the history books. Today’s fight is on antitrust and do governments have sufficient power to limit Big Tech influence. And if not, what does that mean for Google et al? We’re about to find out.