News web sites

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 program

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.

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...

Research 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...

Research 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...

Research 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.

Research report

22 Jun 2017

56 per cent of adult Australians try to avoid the news occasionally or often, according to the Digital News Report 2017.

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.

Research report

3 May 2017

Recent shifts in the media ecosystem raise new concerns about the vulnerability of democratic societies to fake news and the public’s limited ability to contain it. Fake news as a form of misinformation benefits from the fast pace that information travels in today’s media ecosystem,...

Website

1 May 2017

Published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states. Because it is well known, its influence over governments is growing. Many heads of state and government...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

This report analyses how public service media organisations, across six European countries, are developing new projects and products to deliver digital news.

All the organisations covered face various external challenges, including discussions around the funding, remit, and role of public service media, pressure from...

Commentary

Article

14 Mar 2017

The media of the world may be facing a crisis more serious than a media economy in free fall, a crisis involving the foundations itself: Trust. Not the trust in the single newspiece or the single publication, but the entire idea of editorially controlled news...

Video

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....

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...

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