The aim of this project was to coax more evidence-based policy decisions by all tiers of government in Australia by reviewing and rating 20 high profile government decisions against the Wiltshire business case criteria.
This report is the first output from Recoded, Next25's ongoing research and engagement program that builds the knowledge and support required to drive action that improves how Australia makes its future.
This paper outlines findings from a segmentation study conducted in May-June 2021 by Monash and Massey Universities. The research identifies five different COVID vaccine audience segments and what motivates them to get or not get vaccinated, to support the tailoring of campaign messaging for maximum...
Respecting the subject in subjective wellbeing public policy: moving beyond the social planner paradigm
There is a rising tide of advocacy for public policy to be made on the basis of ‘subjective wellbeing’. In this paper, the authors argue that the vast majority of the associated policy proposals adopt the same ‘social planner perspective’ that undergirds conventional economic policy...
Understanding the role that philanthropy can play in supporting public interest journalism and how to enable it
This report draws on a series of interviews conducted with approximately forty stakeholders from news media organisations and philanthropy to provide insights into the motivations and mechanisms that impact philanthropic giving to public interest journalism.
In this conceptual article, the authors argue that practicing public, social scholarship and increasing the use of social media to promote scholarship are the civic responsibility of citizen-scholars, so that research becomes more widely accessible, shareable, and usable in the public sphere.
Next25 Navigator is an annual research study that addresses the question - “What future does Australia want and are we on track?” This report covers their social research, which engaged a large, nationally-representative sample of everyday Australians in quantitative and qualitative work across the five...
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.
This publication has been prepared as guidance for the design and introduction of a public interest journalism tax rebate scheme, intended to encourage investment in public interest journalism in Australia. This is in the context of clear problems with the sustainability of news media in...
This report considers the case for tax concessions to encourage additional public interest journalism, and examines the potential application of the R&D model to the news media sector.
The Public Interest Journalism Initiative is documenting the changes in news production and availability around Australia, from media companies to mastheads, newsrooms and stations. The data being collected for this map is open for public use so that researchers, policy-makers and everybody with an interest...
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.
This is a report of results of a survey commissioned by the Public Interest Journalism Initiative from Essential Media.
This report assesses the impact of public library services since the introduction of lockdown restrictions. The findings show that some 15 million adults in the UK used public library services in the period between March and June 2020. The positive impact of engaging with library...
The AJF has released this white paper that provides seven recommendations for legislative change to strengthen press freedom in Australia. The recommendations include a framework underpinned by a Media Freedom Act that balances press freedom and national security interests, protecting journalists engaged in their work...
This paper brings together views from Nesta on better ways of mapping and measuring public value. It considers many fields - from health and culture to public services - to find more rounded and realistic ways of capturing the many dimensions of value created by...
This essay collection includes the ideas of 39 leading thinkers, policy makers and activists. The essays touch on a wide range of topics, including the public interest in asylum seeker policy, Indigenous futures, the environment, education and inequality. They also look at what is ailing...
Media research has long given special attention to the notion of a 'gatekeeper'. With established mass media the gatekeeper came in many guises, as a managing editor, copy editor or in some cases a lawyer, each of whom could influence (or decide) what got published...
The “Joint Facilities” revisited: Desmond Ball, democratic debate on security, and the human interest
Introduction Desmond Ball’s labours through four decades to elucidate the character of United States defence and intelligence facilities in Australia, to document the evidence, test the balance of benefits and dangers to both national security and human security, and then tell the story to his...
This briefing explores the evolving relationship between media and politics in the period following the Arab uprisings of 2011. Overview: Over the past several years, the Arab world has been characterised by an increasingly polarised political discourse. ‘After the Arab uprisings: the prospects for a...