This Bill Brief looks exclusively at the provisions relating to the Victorian Judicial Proceedings Reports Act, namely the ability of victim-survivors of sexual offences to self-publish their experiences, to give permission for their identities to be published in the media, or for families to do...
The COVID-19 pandemic and outbreak inequality: mainstream reporting of Singapore's migrant workers in the margins
Singapore saw a majority of COVID-19 infections plaguing low-skilled migrant construction workers by late April 2020. In the initial phases of the outbreak, mainstream frames were quick to highlight the gathering of low-skilled workers in open areas as sites to be surveilled, shaping the divisive...
“At 150 kg, you can't run” men's weight loss stories in a popular health magazine provide appropriate examples of good health practice
This analysis uses a mixed methods approach that combines thematic analysis and descriptive statistics to examine weight loss strategies against clinical practice guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity.
This study used in-depth interviews and thematic analysis to explore obese individuals’ perceptions of, and responses to, news reporting about obesity.
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...
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.
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).
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.
These guidelines have been developed with funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. They provide practical tips for reporters, editors and news directors on how best to present information in stories where violence is gendered.
The coverage of cycling in the news is likely to be shaping public understandings of cyclists and cycling and, by extension, it likely affects both the uptake of cycling and public policy support. This executive summary describes the findings of a linguistic study of items...