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Between cooperation and competition: The relationship between infomediaries and online news editors (Media-culture & digital: New competition issues (s) - Paris, 8th February 2011)

The online news sector involves, in addition to digital media, infomediaries originating from the computer and the Internet industries. These infomediaries support the selection, organization, prioritization and distribution of news content and facilitate the encounter between offer and demand for news on the Internet. The article examines through a socioeconomic perspective the relationships between the editors of online news and the infomediaries. The authors first explain why such relationships may be considered as coopetitive, , i.e., made simultaneously by cooperation and competition. Then, they analyse the specifics of the sector of online news that make infomediation a central feature. Finally, they provide a brief review of the emergence of news infomediaries in France in the 90’s and examine the cases of Google, Facebook, Apple and e-Presse.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Culture-media & digital: new competition issues Between cooperation and competition: Relationships between infomediaries and news content publishers. 1. In an attempt to model mediated communications, Yochai Benkler uses a schema in which three layers are superimposed: the physical layer, the logical layer and the content layer (Benkler, 2006). In the case of the Internet, the first layer includes all the "objects" that make interconnection possible, such as computer hardware and the infra-structural network (telephone network, fibre optics, routers, servers) but also consumer equipment (personal computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.). The logical

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  • University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
  • University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III

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Franck Rebillard, Nikos Smyrnaios, Between cooperation and competition: The relationship between infomediaries and online news editors (Media-culture & digital: New competition issues (s) - Paris, 8th February 2011), September 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37282, www.concurrences.com

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