The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas was established in late 2018 when philanthropist Judith Neilson committed at least $100 million to create a centre for journalism, based in Australia but with global reach and ambition.
Its purpose is to support and celebrate quality journalism in Australia and around the world during a period of historic transformation for the media industry. Through its grants and education programs, the Institute provides resources that help journalists and media organisations develop the skills and knowledge to produce outstanding work.
The Institute’s headquarters in Chippendale, Sydney, aims to become a lively international hub of journalistic activity and ideas, hosting debates and other events that promote informed and evidence-based public discourse. The Institute is non-partisan and governed by an independent board.