UK News Bosses Tell MPs: Let Us Fight Google Together

imageUK newspaper publishers, in their latest plea for regulatory reform, want to be allowed to collectively lobby Google (NSDQ: GOOG) for story payments. It was among a litany of woes Guardian Media Group CEO Carolyn McCall, Johnson Press CEO John Fry and Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) CEO Sly Bailey — sitting at the same table together — reported to the House of Commons’ culture, media and sport select committee’s inquiry on the future of local and regional media on Tuesday. Newspapers have made the Google-should-pay case before but this is the first time publishers have publicly discussed collaborating to tackle the Google problem, and it says everything about how pressing their problems are. Lots more on our sister site PCUK.