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What does a democracy do when a dominant news media organisation goes rogue during an election campaign? In 2022, News Corporation is confronting Australia with this question once again, as it did in 2019…
Data show many mainstream print media outlets are growing their readership - but it would be worrying if this was because they are aping what happens on social media.
Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code has garnered global interest – but the Canadians want a model with more transparency.
Our study found high levels of trust in media reports – but that trust can be eroded by fact-checking. Journalists need to rethink the way they report political stories.
Ernie Dingo presenting on the National Indigenous Television channel from Uluru, 2012.
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First Nations media are leading better conversations about the significance of the day – and issues facing Indigenous communities every day of the year.
The prime minister’s media strategy, focusing on selling his message through ‘friendly’ outlets, is showing signs of unravelling.
First Nations peoples’ voices in Australian media have been largely excluded. This can contribute to under-representation of Indigenous perspectives and negative stereotypes of First Nations people.
Several measures need to be put in place to track the code’s effectiveness in protecting news outlets and the public interest.
The latest Women in Media report shows women are still under-represented on opinion pages and as experts in news reports.
New analysis shows the Australian media focused on providing accurate information in the early months of the pandemic. But as it dragged on, media output became messier.
A substantial shift in media commitment to highlighting Indigenous voices and perspectives is required to challenge the negative patterns of deficit-based reporting.
Although media outlets are including Indigenous voices in their reporting, some continue to exclude Indigenous authors, perspectives, and cultural contexts.
The media have great power in shaping our ideas of people, places and ideas that are beyond our experience. And some need to get much better at how they treat women.
Local stories often find their way into national papers.
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Local newspapers are a key part of the ecology of journalism.
Facebook’s decision to shut off sharing of Australian news made headlines across the nation.
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The internet of 2021 is not the open public sphere that early visionaries had imagined.
Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news stories, escalating a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content.
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Facebook recently removed Australian news stories from its site. If Ottawa follows Australia’s lead, Facebook might do the same in Canada.
There have been regular calls and inquiries into media ownership in Australia. But despite the howls of outrage, there has bene little political appetite to do anything about it.
Research shows Google News results often prioritise mainstream media over smaller news businesses. It’s a double-edged sword. While local outlets suffer, it’s actually better for readers.
The Public Interest Journalism Initiative is proposing a new scheme that would allow news media organisations to claim tax refunds for producing ‘core news’ content. This is how it would work.
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Facebook and Google’s publicity campaigns against Australia’s new media regulations show they’re worried other countries will follow suit.
The national broadcaster has announced more cuts to its services, including 250 job losses and the axing of the major 7:45am news bulletin. It is the latest in a long line of blows to the ABC.