News web sites

Report

14 Dec 2018

This report demonstrates the relationships that sharing and conducting research have with trust in media by analyzing the results of the Gallup/Knight Foundation experiment, which used a custom-built news aggregation website.

Commentary

15 Nov 2018

With Fairfax shareholders voting next week on the merger with Nine, it’s a good time to consider how well the company’s journalism has weathered a period of enormous change.

Report

Five takeaways for educators, journalists, and librarians
16 Oct 2018

This research report presents findings about how a sample of U.S. college students gather information and engage with news in the digital age.

Report

9 Oct 2018

This report offers the most comprehensive look so far at the state of nonprofit news. It is intended to be a replicable baseline study that can provide the sector with consistent, regular data. The aim is to help nonprofit news leaders benchmark their performance, surface...

Report

25 Sep 2018

This study of 20 small and mid-sized Canadian communities, the number and depth of newspaper articles about civic affairs declined sharply between 2008 and 2017, leaving citizens less informed about their democratic institutions.

Report

A report prepared for The Policy Observatory, Auckland University of Technology
6 Sep 2018

This provides important data on the relationship between web platforms and New Zealand news organisations. It gives an overview of Google and Facebook’s position in the New Zealand media market, media companies’ website traffic patterns, and an assessment of media companies’ dependency on traffic from...

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...

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.

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...

Commentary

13 Jul 2018

Editorial independence is hard won and under constant pressure from outside the newsroom. In public-sector broadcasting, the pressure comes from the federal government, which provides the funding and has powerful means of subjecting the broadcaster to intense political pressure, writes Denis Muller.

Briefing paper

11 Jul 2018

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...

Report

18 Jun 2018

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...

Report

14 Jun 2018

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...

Report

11 Jan 2018

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.

Commentary

10 Jan 2018

Britain’s liberal beacon, The Guardian, is scaling down but thinking big, writes David Hayes.

Commentary

16 Sep 2017

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.

Commentary

28 Aug 2017

'Doxing' has a complicated history, but the type of identity-seeking that occurred in the wake of Charlottesville was once mostly the work of the media. Collette Snowden explains.

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