News media

Journal article

21 Jul 2017

This paper argues that ‘fake news’ is endemic to ‘information society’ as a whole, not just the internet or news media. It is part of daily experience, generated by established patterns of communication, social group categorisation, framing, and patterns of power. These disruptions are...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

30 Jun 2017

Violence against women and its prevention are legitimate topics of public interest and research shows that media reporting on the issue in Australia is extensive. This research identified that while some aspects of reporting on violence against women in Australia are changing for the better,...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Commentary

29 Jun 2017

The idea that governments should provide financial assistance to news publishers is receiving more serious consideration in Australia than at any time in living memory. At the heart of the Senate inquiry into the Future of Public Interest Journalism, established in May in the wake of another...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Audio interview

22 Jun 2017

There's often a lot of criticism that the news is negative and depressing, and a new study has found that more than half of Australian audiences sometimes avoid it, because of that. The survey has also found an increasing number of us are getting our...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Audio interview

20 Jun 2017

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank speaks to RN Breakfast about the battle between the Donald Trump and the press, "fake" news and the media war for the hearts and minds of Americans.

In the immediate aftermath of last week's shooting of US Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, there...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

15 May 2017

Examines the availability and consumption of local content and local news in regional Australia.

Summary

The 2017 report consolidates the findings drawn from three separate local content research projects undertaken by the ACMA in 2016:

  • ...
Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Commentary

Article

04 May 2017

A visitor to this country over the past week might wonder where, or in what year, he or she has landed. It’s now nine sleeps since ANZAC Day 2017, and hundreds of articles and hours of rolling outrage have been expended on a few words posted on Facebook by part-time ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 

Research report

03 May 2017

NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited and its parent company, Fairfax Media Limited, sought approval to merge the New Zealand operations of NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited. The Commission is not satisfied that the merger will not have, or would not be likely to have, the effect of...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 

Audio presentation

01 May 2017

Newspapers have not fared well under the onslaught of technological innovation. Cuts in newsrooms continue around the world and go hand in hand with the rise of clickbait and social media becoming the major platforms of news delivery.

Is there any way of ensuring the high standards of...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Commentary

Article

24 Mar 2017

Channel 4 News has learned a hard lesson in the wake of the Westminster terror attack. It had to apologise – and pull a repeat of its news programme – after wrongly naming a man still in prison as the terrorist. It wasn’t alone – a handful of other international news organisations jumped to the...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Commentary

Article

17 Mar 2017

Much of the Guardian's Changing Media Summit was focused on restoring trust; from fake news to viewability and ad fraud. 

But there was still time set aside for looking forward at some of the opportunities and challenges that will face media over the next couple of years. Tom Goodwin, the...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Commentary

Article

10 Mar 2017

The ABC’s decision this week to reinvigorate regional journalism is a positive step. The challenge now is to embed journalists where they are needed most. This will be no easy feat for city-based ABC managers trying to navigate regional and rural Australia’s changing, uneven and largely...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Video lecture/presentation

10 Mar 2017

This panel discussion brings together journalists, news editors and academics to explore what matters to children when they consume news.

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Commentary

Article

07 Mar 2017

The ABC will cut 20% of management positions and lose 200 staff by June, in what ABC Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie, calls a tough strategy to bring transformational change to the national broadcaster.

The job losses will start immediately in support areas in the TV news and...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Audio podcast

05 Mar 2017

Trimming the Fat from 24 Hour News

Decode the News is a podcast thats focused on breaking down the week's major news stories on a critical level, and giving you cutting edge sociological tools to better help you critically consume the media.

This is not a weekly digest. It is not a...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Video lecture/presentation

03 Mar 2017

Watch Melissa Bell (Vox) deliver the Reuters Memorial Lecture – 'We Broke the News. How do we fix it?'

The lecture saw Bell call for the media to stop ’worshipping objectivity’, admit its problems, and be more frank about its position and purpose.

Bell shared nine key ways in which...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

02 Mar 2017

A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute and supported by the John S. and James...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Other text

02 Mar 2017

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than eighty other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, are condemning efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

28 Feb 2017

This report looks at how news organisations are creating innovative editorial formats and seeking commercial opportunities ‘beyond the article’. The report and analysis are based primarily on case studies discussed in interviews conducted between December 2016 and January 2017 with startup...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Commentary

Article

16 Feb 2017

The Monday media section in The Australian newspaper, which is mainly just a platform for News Corp to promote its interests and attack its enemies, excelled itself on February 6 with this suggestive but essentially meaningless statement:

After a strong showing in the US presidential...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s):