Communication and Media

This collection investigates the evolution of media, content and communication and the impact of online and mobile systems. It was established by the University of Canberra News and Media Research Centre and further developed as part of the 2016 ARC Linked Data II Project. 

Communication and Media

Commentary

5 Sep 2018

The ABC is experimenting with ways of deepening its coverage of regional Australia.

Research report

3 Sep 2018

This report explores the challenge of teaching young people to separate fact from fiction in an age of online news manipulation. It also provides a detailed overview of recent research into news consumption trends in Australia and abroad, as well as the proliferation of misinformation...

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2018

The ACCC has released this public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Research report

29 Aug 2018

Digital inclusion is based on the premise that everyone should be able to make full use of digital technologies – to manage their health and wellbeing, access education and services, organise their finances, and connect with friends, family, and the world beyond.

Report

Reconfiguring the public benefit for a digital trade economy
13 Aug 2018

This paper explores the fundamental questions facing the copyright system in the new industrial and digital era. It considers a broad range of issues including the evolving concept of authorship, originality, exhaustion issues, and the fair use or fair dealing doctrine in the new global...

Other text

13 Aug 2018

The federal government will again review the efficiency of the national broadcasters—the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service—ahead of their next round of funding. The Commonwealth funds the national broadcaster on three year contracts and the next funding will be announced for the three...

Report

A report from the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives
10 Aug 2018

This report articulates a conceptual and technical framework in which current efforts to preserve email can operate not as competing solutions, but as elements of an interoperable toolkit, and identifies missing elements and areas for additional community growth.

Discussion paper

9 Aug 2018

The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions from a range of stakeholders, including industry and data users, on the ACCC’s proposed Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR).

Discussion paper

7 Aug 2018

The Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS) is a wholesale service that allows consumers on different mobile networks to make calls or send SMS to each other. The ACCC has released this discussion paper inviting submissions on whether the MTAS should continue to be declared and...

Report

7 Aug 2018

The number of Australians consuming online content has increased since 2015. Australians are also consuming online content differently—streaming more, and downloading less. The results also show that there has been an increase in the consumption of lawful content across music, movies, video games and TV...

Commentary

2 Aug 2018

Against expectations, Fairfax, Nine and the government are running up against the regulator.

Commentary

30 Jul 2018

Australian media ownership is already among the most concentrated in the world, but if the competition regulator approves the Nine-Fairfax deal, expect the race for survival to produce more mergers.

Audio

26 Jul 2018

Fairfax and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger.

Commentary

26 Jul 2018

If ever there was a time of grief for journalism in Australia, it is today, with the announcement that Nine Entertainment is taking over Fairfax Media.

Commentary

26 Jul 2018

Nine’s takeover is the logical outcome of bad media policy, and we’ll all live with the consequences, writes Margaret Simons.

Discussion paper

25 Jul 2018

This discussion paper identifies the major library policies, systems and staff activities that will be affected by changes to the copyright duration provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), due to come into effect on 1 January 2019.

Journal article

21 Jul 2018

This paper uses active audience approaches to media consumption to investigate and critique the phenomenon known as “fake news.”

Audio

18 Jul 2018

In a deal that confirms the financial viability of published newspapers remains pressured, Fairfax Media and News Corporation Australia have agreed to share their printing sites.

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

There would be little disagreement over the media’s crucial role in reporting extreme weather events and natural hazards, which have become more commonplace in Pacific Island Countries (PICs). However, for various reasons explored in this article, the media have generally failed to satisfactorily cover the...

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

This article presents an analysis of how social media was used during Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest recorded tropical storm that left a wake of destruction and devastation in Fiji during February 2016. Social media is increasingly being used in crises and disasters as an...