The Centre for Media Transition’s regional news project started in late November 2017 as a collaboration between industry and academics.
Since then, concern about the state of regional news media has become more pronounced. As this report shows, several entities are now actively engaged in both monitoring and seeking to support the health of journalism outside of Australia’s capital cities.
The CMT’s project is aimed at understanding the impact of digital disruption on the news media ecosystem in regional Australia — for news media practitioners, consumers and other stakeholders.
This report draws on a range of research, mostly done on behalf of the CMT or commissioned by it, to flesh out the current state of play. Though the picture is not overly promising, we have been mindful not to label it a crisis.