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.
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.
This Bill would amend the Act to insert the words ‘fair’ and ‘balanced’ into paragraph 8(1)(c). The amended Act would require the Board ‘to ensure that the gathering and presentation by the Corporation of news and information is fair, balanced, accurate and impartial according to...
This year's report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 74,000 online news consumers in 37 countries including the US and UK. The report focuses on the issues of trust and misinformation, new online business models, the impact...
In Australia, we see a rapid rate of change towards digital and mobile news. For the first time, Australians’ use of online news has surpassed traditional offline news sources. Interestingly, the majority of Australians still see television news services as the most trusted source of...
Offering extremely candid comments from mainstream journalists, the report provides a snapshot of a news media industry caught between the pressure to deliver page views, the impulse to cover manipulators and “trolls,” and the disgust (expressed in interviewees’ own words) of accidentally propagating extremist ideology....
This report is an ethnographic account drawn directly from Dr. Francesca Tripodi’s research within upper-middle class conservative Christian communities in Virginia in 2017. Tripodi uses Christian practices of Biblical interpretation as a lens for understanding the relationship between so-called 'fake news' sources and contemporary conservative...
This study shows the landscape for legal disputes around reputation is changing, as the question ‘who is a publisher’ continues to evolve. It highlights the growing influence of social platforms and websites not affiliated with media companies as the source of legal disputes.
This inquiry was initiated to look into the current state of public interest journalism in Australia and globally, to consider what the role government should play in assisting the sector in meeting the challenges and capitalising on the opportunities of the digital age.
Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to this Pew Research Center survey of 38 countries.
This research report has been promoted as the first scientific, data-based study of Americans’ exposure to fake news in the month surrounding the 2016 U.S. election.
This guide responds to an increasing demand for understanding the interplay between digital platforms, misleading information, propaganda and viral content practices, and their influence on politics and public life in democratic societies.
This report details how young people in Australia consume and interact with news and media and underscores the need for a national direction in addressing media-literacy skills in young people.
There is growing concern about the impact of artificial intelligence on the global media landscape.
In a speech to the Melbourne Press Club on 15 September 2017, veteran political journalist, Laurie Oakes, said Australian politics is floundering because contemporary politicians lack the wit and bravery of great former leaders such as Paul Keating.
The Turnbull Government risks worsening the concentration of media ownership in what is already one of the most concentrated media markets in the world, writes Lenore Taylor.
Now that journalists are using AI in the newsroom, what must they know about these technologies, and what must technologists know about journalistic standards when building them?