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.
Facebook is worried publishers may charge as much as they want for their content. But we believe parameters can be set based on the value Australians put on public interest journalism.
‘Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook.
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Tech giants don't like Australia's plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for news, to fund public interest journalism. But the government may well respond with a digital tax, says Allan Fels.
Small newspapers and new start-ups face significant barriers to receiving government grant money and a share of ad revenue from Google and Facebook, making their survival less than assured.
Over the course of the campaign, nearly 20,000 of you made donations. We couldn't be more thankful.
The media have mad a significant contribution to the current crisis of democracy - now, they must play a vital role in any democratic revival.
According to the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project, there have been 200 contractions of news operations since March. But 'news deserts' were a growing problem long before coronavirus.
Journalism has been freed to rethink what serving the public interest actually means. At The Conversation we have given this a lot of thought.
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Journalism in Australia has long relied on the AAP, without giving it credit.
AAP has struggled in recent years as newspapers and radio and television stations have sought to cut costs. Its influence in Australian history, however, will not soon be forgotten.
Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required.
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In Dickens' era, international copyright law developed from a worldwide effort to deal with a global problem. Is it time to tackle tech giants the same way? A journalist and a media owner explain.
Journalism needs champions more than ever.
Strong public interest journalism needs champions like never before. The Conversation's editor Misha Ketchell explains why.
Age staff protesting job cuts earlier this year.
Let’s start with a few things on which we can all agree, chief among them that public interest journalism is a Good Thing. The fourth estate has a crucial role in holding power to account. The big stories…
Research has shown kids can be duped by native advertising.
We must have open conversations with kids so they're able to identify reliable news online.
Free speech exists in war zones, even if there is a need to take into account the sensitivities of military operations.
The special protection offered via international law is not enough to keep journalists reporting on conflict zones and assuage concerns about free speech.
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.
The Australian media’s lack of diversity puts significant strain on our democracy.
News Corp on the right, Fairfax on the left. This division has a long history in Australia, to the detriment of quality journalism and public debate.