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Mass media



Report

Who gets to tell Australian stories? 2.0

This report examines the Indigenous and cultural diversity of Australian news and current affairs television media. Overall, the findings show that Australian news and current affairs programs fail to represent the society they serve.
Interactive resource

Australian News Index

The Public Interest Journalism Initiative is collecting information about news producers from all around Australia. The Australian News Index is intended to help communities, researchers and policy-makers access and use their data.
Briefing paper

How Meta extorted Australia

This briefing highlights key details of whistleblower revelations about Facebook’s unprecedented tactical response to the development of Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code in February 2021, and the concurrent reforms that were made to the Code, all of which handed significant power to Facebook.
Guide

Media policy and regulation: a quick guide

This quick guide lists online resources relevant to Australian media legislation, policy administration, standards, ratings research, and industry advocacy. It includes links to selected overseas regulatory bodies.
Report

COVID-19: Australian news and misinformation longitudinal study

This study examines how and where Australians are getting information about COVID-19, which sources they find trustworthy and their experiences with misinformation. The report extends the understanding around the access, consumption and critical engagement with news and misinformation during the ongoing global pandemic.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into media diversity in Australia

Throughout this inquiry, the Committee heard significant evidence that Australia’s system of media regulation is not effective, citing the weakness of its mechanisms, its inconsistent governance arrangements and standards across platforms, and the lack of oversight for digital media.
Interactive resource

Australian Newsroom Mapping Project: local news producers

The Public Interest Journalism Initiative is collecting information about print and digital local news producers from all around Australia. This map of local news producers is intended to help communities, researchers and policymakers see where local news is flourishing, and where it might be struggling.
Report

2021 Women for media report

This report explores the role of female voices in Australian news, those quoted in news stories, and those who wrote the stories. The 2021 report combines quantitative and qualitative analysis of more than 60,000 articles across the month of May 2021, plus in-depth interviews with...
Report

Adult media literacy in Australia: attitudes, experiences and needs

The findings in this report demonstrate that if we accept that media is integral to all aspects of our lives, far more needs to be done to address the needs of groups who are the least confident about their media abilities and who have access...
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: October 2020

This survey report forms part of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative's ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
Briefing paper

Regulating misinformation: policy brief

Misinformation is now a top-level policy issue. This paper assesses the benefits and risks associated with the identification and regulation of news and information.
Report

Australian perspectives on misinformation

This report proposes common-sense media literacy techniques to help prevent the spread of misinformation, as well as a series of experimental steps to reach out to conspiracy believers.
Report

Who gets to tell Australian stories?

This report provides the first comprehensive picture of who tells, frames and produces stories in Australian television news and current affairs. It spotlights the experiences and representation of culturally diverse television news and current affairs staff. It is also the first forensic examination of how...
Report

American views 2020: trust, media and democracy

There is a widening gulf between American aspirations for and assessments of the news media. With each passing benchmark study, the American people render deeper and increasingly polarised judgments about the news media and how well it is fulfilling its role in American democracy.
Report

Australian regional journalists: what they need and how they see the future

There have been government and industry programmes developed to assist regional journalism, but the voices of practitioners are often missing from the debate. The central aim of this study is to find out what regional journalists need to keep serving their communities and how they...
Strategy

ABC Five-year plan 2020-2025

This document outlines the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's plans and strategic direction for the next five years.
Report

Buried treasures and missed opportunities in Victorian sports reporting

This study is the first ever, large-scale analysis of the extent and nature of the portrayal of women and men in Victorian sports print media. It provides important evidence to both inform the debate and to highlight challenges and opportunities.
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: April 2020

This report forms part of PIJI’s ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
Discussion paper

Supporting Australian stories on our screens: options paper

In response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry, the government requested that Screen Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) co-author this options paper considering how to best support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform...
Report

Understanding value in media: perspectives from consumers and industry

This report considers how different stakeholders in media – content creators, advertisers, marketing agencies and individual consumers – each value media content. By analysing this dynamic, the industry and consumers can make informed decisions about the future.