Independent think tank researching a future for public interest journalism


More newsroom changes in January

The Australian Newsroom Mapping Project logged 11 changes during January. Four of those changes occurred in January and seven were backdated changes from last year. Click to read where the changes took place.


PIJI submissions continue apace

In the first months of 2021, PIJI has made several submissions, including one to the Senate Inquiry into media diversity and an additional submission to the Mandatory News Media Bargaining Code. You can read all our submissions here.


First update for 2021

CEO Anna Draffin has kicked off the new year with PIJI community update, outlining upcoming research, recent submissions, changes to the mapping project and so much more. To read or subscribe, click here.


Research callout

Are you a donor or do you work with a philanthropic trust or foundation that has funded or considered funding public interest journalism in Australia? We need your help to complete our next research project!




The onset of COVID-19 and other upheavals in the Australian news media landscape are leading to vastly reduced coverage of key areas like our councils, parliaments and courts. Local newsrooms, stations, services and jobs are rapidly disappearing across the country.

We now have a unique opportunity for systemic industry reform. Through our research we’re developing short and long-term policy ideas to ensure a future for public interest journalism.

Measures to sustain public interest journalism need community support if they are to be successful. Our research informs public discussion, providing essential data and helping to better understand the community’s value of news as a public good.

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