There has been a proliferation of free online information globally.
Co-founders Mary Lynn Young and Alfred Hermida explain how The Conversation Canada contributes to re-working what journalism can and should do.
Publicly funded grants could help journalists break and cover important stories.
A government fund to support quality journalism – while remaining strictly independent – could help produce stories in the public interest.
Interviewing scientists - shown here is physicist Louise Harra - is a skill that takes experience and in depth knowledge on the part of the journalist.
The number of specialist science journalists in Australia has dropped from around 35 to less than five over the period 2005-2017.
The government should restore funding to public broadcasters SBS and ABC enabling them to produce more public interest journalism.
There are plenty of models around the globe where governments are supporting public interest journalism at arm's length.
Don’t look away.
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Readers and viewers the world over are becoming numb to catastrophe and suffering. They must not look away.
Journalism students at Oaklea Middle School, Junction City, Oregon.
Journalistic Learning Initiative
Students in high school now will be eligible to vote during the 2020 election cycle. How can we prepare them to become informed citizens in an era of misinformation, where anyone can publish anything?
Non-profit status enables media organisations in the US to avoid federal and some state taxes and donations to them can be tax deductible.
Tax deductibility for donations to non-profit journalism centres in the United States have invigorated quality journalism. This same model could help Australian journalism.
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American citizens have long favored government openness over secrecy. But with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric, do some now want strengthened government control of information?
Donald Trump might not spend much time on social media, but he has an acute understanding of how virality in media works.
There are four key things Donald Trump’s election tells us about the state of journalism today.
Public interest reporting is often equated with watchdog or investigative reporting. But it can include other factual stories that serve the public interest.
Public interest journalism exposes corruption and wrongdoers, and holds the powerful to account. But it is increasingly under threat, and we need to find ways to protect it.
Leaked information is the life blood of investigative journalists. But there are a few golden rules they should follow when reporting on it.
When given leaked information journalists should check the information, consider alternative explanations, consider the political context and allow the people implicated a proper chance to respond.
The first print edition of Denník N, in 2015.
Comments sections may be scary places for reporters but, as the experience of one Slovak daily shows, when journalists engage with readers, it makes for better news.
In ‘Big Huggin,’ players control the action by giving affection to a teddy bear controller.
Game by Lindsay Grace; Photo by Stacey Stormes
Readers read, viewers watch and players do. That level of engagement gives games real power to influence people both within and outside the play itself.
Basque children, refugees from the Spanish Civil War, Aldridge Lodge, 1937.
(C) Walsall Local History Centre
During the Spanish Civil War, 4,000 Basque child refugees arrived in Britain – here's the story of the women who helped rescue them.
Staff from The Age protest Fairfax Media cuts in May.
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Imposing local content levies on Facebook and Google to help fund public interest journalism would take Australia towards a more European model of media regulation.
Journalism is changing - unis need to adapt courses to reflect this.
It's time to think more broadly about the work that journalists do.
History does not look kindly on hearings behind closed doors.
Culture depends on the conversations between artists and critics, audiences and researchers.
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Fairfax's plans to reduce arts coverage as part of 125 jobs to go put Australia's cultural enterprise in jeopardy.
Mark Colvin spent nearly two decades presenting the ABC’s PM program.
Friend and colleague Jim Middleton pays tribute to legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, who has died aged 65.
Journalists read through the budget papers in the lock-up - but by then, many of the government’s key initiative had already been selectively leaked.
Successive governments have come to see the potential political gain in selectively leaking details of the budget before the big night.