News media

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

This paper contemplates the nature of journalists’ information practices in the 21st Century and relates these to the roles of information and social media in civil society.

Report

30 Jun 2017

This report indicates many elements are needed to achieve best practice reporting on violence against women.

Commentary

29 Jun 2017

State support for the press is commonplace in Europe, and it doesn’t appear to inhibit journalists. But does it bring real benefits?

Audio interview

22 Jun 2017

There's often a lot of criticism that the news is negative and depressing. A new study has found that more than half of Australian audiences sometimes avoid it for this very reason.

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.

Report

15 May 2017

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

Commentary

Article

4 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...

Research report

3 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...

Audio presentation

1 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...

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 –...

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...

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...

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.

Commentary

Article

7 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...

Audio podcast

5 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...

Video lecture/presentation

3 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....

Other text

2 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...

Research report

2 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...

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 founders, senior editorial leaders,...

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...