In times of crisis, real-time indicators of economic activity are a critical input to timely and well-targeted policy responses. The authors of this paper have developed a ‘news sentiment index’ that measures the net balance of words expressing positive and negative sentiment used by journalists...
This report is based on detailed research into 24 Chinese-language media organisations operating in Australia, analysis of their coverage of events, and investigations into the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) efforts to influence media in this country.
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 project sought to shed light on the nature of the editorial deficit in different kinds of Australian newsrooms, and to gain insight into how editors and newsroom managers would deploy additional journalistic resources, should they become available.
In the wake of threats by Google and Facebook to scale back or close services in Australia should the federal government proceed with plans to charge them for news content, this report identifies serious risks to Australian businesses, government services and consumers if services are...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
Federal Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher, says the ABC's funding is rising every year. Verdict: Mr Fletcher's claim is misleading.
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...
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...