Upheavals in the Australian news media landscape are leading to vastly reduced coverage of key areas like our councils, parliaments and courts. Local media organisations are rapidly disappearing, along with thousands of journalists’ jobs.
After years of inquiries, new business models and proposals for government assistance there are still few clear proposals on the table for consideration. Through our research we’re developing a set of 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 goal is to educate the public and to build a broad constituency for its survival.