Re: Regulation of Newspapers

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Pages: 33

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|Contemporary Business Law Group Assignment |
|Newspaper Regulation |
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sUBJECT NAME: contemporary Business law sUBJECT number: 79708
Tutor name: jIM COOPER tutorial time: 14:00-17:00 thursday

Group member
|FIRST NAME |LAST NAME |STUDENT ID |Parts |
|QIHUA |HUO |11505803 |WHY REGULATE AND WEAKNESS OF |
| | | |APC |
|YULEI |ZOU |11506084 |OWNERSHIP OF NEWSPAPER AND |
| | | |other media |
|dUO |YE |11445400 |standard of newspaper and other|
| | | |media |
|Xiaolu |wu |11478183 |Imapct of internet and other |
| | | |media |

Contents
1.0 Introduction: 3
2.0 Why be regulated 3
2.1.1 Background 3 2.1.2 Introduction of Regulation 3 2.2.1 About self-regulation 4
2.2.2 What is Australia Press Council? 5
2.2.3 What is Australia Press Council use for? 5
2.2. 4 what does the Australia Press Council focus on? 5
2.3.1 What is the difference between self-regulation and government-regulation 6
2.3.2 Government regulation 6
2.3.3 Self-regulation 6
2.3.4 The advantage of government regulation, in the contract to self-regulation 6
2.4.1 Does APC still work now? 7
3.0 Ownership of newspapers and media in Australia 9
3.1 Newspaper concentration today 10
3.2 The history of ownership regulation 11
3.3 Recommendations 12
3.4 In Summary 13
4.0 The rules of media regulation 14
4.1 Media standards 15
4.2 Content standards 16
4.3 Recommendation 17
4.4 Current arrangements 19
5.0 Impact of internet and other Media 20
5.1 Revenue 20
5.2 Online newspaper 21
5.3 The impact by internet in Short Run 23
5.4 The impact by internet in Long Run 23
5.5 The internet’s benefits for journalism and democracy 24
5.6 Challenge of Web 25
5.7 Two government Inquiries 25
6.0 Conclusion 27
7.0 Reference 28

Introduction:

The APC is a self-regulatory body, that is, it is funded by journalists, editors and other media workers and has no legislative power over media regulation. The APC is an important part of the regulation of newspaper. However, in recently, Ray Finkelstein QC who is the Head of the Finkelstein Media Inquiry holds that The News Media Council will replace the Australian Press Council (APC) which is currently the main body overseeing media regulation. Furthermore, Derek Wildling argues that the Australian Press Council will be affected the most by the recommendations. If these recommendations are implemented this will mean replace the APC with a completely new body. Also, Wildling agrees that there are problems with the Australian Press Council due to resource and organisational structure issues. In this report, it will focus on what is the disadvantage of APC and why the APC are needed to be…