Report

News and wellbeing: older generations and news consumption

This report examines the connection between information and news consumption and the wellbeing of 562 older Australians living in the national capital. It explores how their use and perceptions of news have changed over their lifetime and identifies some of the barriers and opportunities for...
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

Future News Pilot Fund: end of programme report

In 2019 Nesta was asked by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to design and deliver a £2 million Future News Pilot Fund (the Fund). The aim of the Fund was to identify and showcase innovation within public interest news, and test the...
Briefing paper

Q&As: Draft news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code

The ACCC has developed this draft mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and each of Google and Facebook.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Paul Fletcher says ABC funding is rising each year. Is he correct?

Federal Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher, says the ABC's funding is rising every year. Verdict: Mr Fletcher's claim is misleading.
Report

Political trust and democracy in times of coronavirus: is Australia still the lucky country?

Public trust as a political resource is particularly important in times of coronavirus. This report presents findings from a survey of a representative sample of 1059 Australians aged between 18 and 75 years. The survey was conducted between May and June 2020 in Australia, Italy...
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News and Australian teachers: how news media literacy is taught in the classroom

This research represents an attempt to better understand teachers’ current news media literacy practices, as one aspect of their broader digital media literacy education programs. The goal is to inform teachers, school leaders, educational systems and policy makers about the current state of play, from...
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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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COVID-19: Australian news and misinformation

This report is based on a national online survey of 2,196 Australians aged 18 and older, conducted between 18 and 22 April 2020. It examines how and where Australians are getting information about COVID-19, which sources they find trustworthy and what impact the intense news...
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News and young Australians in 2020

Between 28 February and 16 March 2020, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,069 young Australians aged 8-16 years to understand their news engagement practices and experiences. This report outlines the findings.