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Mapping the news, media and journalism landscape

The data examined in this research suggest that news and journalism-related companies may be losing ground to growing sectors such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and fintech. Relative to a set of comparator countries, the UK appears to have lower investment in news and journalism...
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Diabetes in the news: project report

This report summarises the results from a computer-assisted investigation of how the Australian news media write about diabetes. The research focussed on reporting in 12 national and metropolitan Australian newspapers over five years (2013-2017).
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Local journalism in crisis: why America must revive its local newsrooms

Much like the situation in Australia, the economic challenges confronting local newspapers—which are uniquely positioned to devote the time and resources needed to undertake in-depth, investigative, and public interest journalism—has contributed to significant coverage gaps in local news markets in the United States.
Journal article

Talking about a nanny nation: investigating the rhetoric framing public health debates in Australian news media

This study aims to analyse the use of ‘nanny state’ frames in Australian news media coverage; identify the stakeholders invoking this frame; determine which public health–related policies attract such framing; and investigate whether ‘nanny state’ framing is directly challenged in news coverage.
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Diabetes in the news: executive summary

The University of Sydney has funded a project to explore how the Australian news media write about diabetes. The research focussed on reporting in 12 national and metropolitan Australian newspapers over the last five years (2013-2017).
Commentary

How Nine and Fairfax sat the wrong test

There’s a good reason why the ACCC didn’t block the Fairfax–Nine merger, and it tells us why government policy needs to change.
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Australians 'slightly worse off' after ACCC approves Nine-Fairfax merger

Nine Entertainment's takeover of the Fairfax Media empire looks set to be consummated after the competition regulator said it would not oppose the $4 billion deal.
Commentary

The end of Fairfax as we knew it

Nine’s takeover is the logical outcome of bad media policy, and we’ll all live with the consequences, writes Margaret Simons.
Commentary

A modern tragedy: Nine-Fairfax merger a disaster for quality media

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.
Audio

Fairfax brand to die in $4 billion Nine Entertainment takeover

Fairfax and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger.