Media reporting

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Media coverage and representation
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Covering COVID-19: how Australian media reported the coronavirus pandemic in 2020

This report presents the findings of a comprehensive study of the volume, patterns and nature of Australian journalists’ reporting of the COVID-19 global health crisis during 2020.
Briefing paper

Justice Legislation Amendment (Supporting Victims and Other Matters) Bill 2020: Bill Brief

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...
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

Buried treasures and missed opportunities in Victorian sports reporting

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.
Report

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).
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.
Guide

How to report on violence against women and their children

These guidelines provide practical tips for reporters, editors and news directors on how best to present information in stories where violence is gendered. The guidelines also aim to provide journalists with a deeper understanding of the complexities of violence perpetrated against women who identify as...
Report

Cycling in the news: executive summary

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...
Report

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).
Report

Media representations of violence against women and their children: final report

This project aimed to establish the extent and nature of reporting of violence against women by the Australian media to inform future strategies for change. Using both quantitative (content analysis) and qualitative (critical discourse analysis) methods, the study provided a glimpse into the complexity of...