Independent think tank researching a future for public interest journalism
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.