In this month’s edition, we reveal the latest quarterly and monthly data from the Australian News Data Report, share a special audio-led blog about the results of the Digital News Report and mark a milestone for commercial radio.
In this month’s edition, we take stock of a bumper round of changes in the Australian News Index; we recap PIJI on the radio discussing how to support local news; and we showcase three feature articles that take a deep dive into local news offerings out in the regions.
PIJI’s Australian News Data Report: April 2023 edition is now available and for the first time, we are including a new data set of news outlet ownership. Furthermore, PIJI is pleased to reveal our new website.
PIJI welcomes ACMA consultation on a measurement framework for news diversity and localism, while December Australian News Data Report shows persistent trend towards lower news availability in the regions.
PIJI has become a credible, evidence-based voice for the health of public interest journalism in Australia. Our 2021/22 highlights include The Australian News Mapping Project, Local News Producers Map, The Australian News Index, The Australian News Sampling Project.
October Australian News Data Report features new case studies. They are part of the Australian News Sampling Project’s pilot phase in which PIJI is rigor testing our research framework and methodology before broader application from 2023 onward.
PIJI has released a national database of broadcast news producers (TV and radio) and PIJI's Australian News Index and mapping now show almost 1200 news outlets. There are also some changes to PIJI's Board.
New PIJI data reveals the communities living without local news. A lack of local news undermines community resilience, emergency responses, institutional accountability and, can foster mis/disinformation.
PIJI chief executive Anna Draffin and Chair Allan Fels appeared in front of the House of Representatives Communication and the Arts Standing Committee to address its inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers.
Welcome to 2022, PIJI have been working hard over the break and to keep up with fast paces, the annual report is now available to read; the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project's December and January report which document the latest changes in news production, are also ready.
PIJI is building a database of local news producers around Australia that will identify gaps in the market and inform future research and policy design. We need your contributions to ensure that we capture as many news producers as possible.
According to new research from PIJI released today, a broad lack of awareness of the support needed by news organisations is hampering the contribution philanthropy could be making as risk capital to the future of public interest journalism.
Protecting sources is a key component of the production of public interest journalism, according to PIJI and the University of Melbourne's Centre for Advancing Journalism in their joint submission to the Queensland government's consultation on a proposed shield law for journalists.
Any new broadcasting reform must be fit-for-purpose and encourage diversity in news production, PIJI is arguing in the submission to the Federal Government's Media Reform consultation on modernising television regulation.
PIJI is proud to announce that it will be expanding the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project (ANMP) to include The Full Picture, a comprehensive database of Australia's newsrooms across all states and territories.
PIJI continues to engage in broad consultation ahead of the submission deadline for the government's Media Reform Green Paper on May 23, both around the possible spectrum changes floated in the paper, but also the possibility of a public interest news gathering (PING) trust.
It remained a busy time over the summer for news media industry and PIJI is investigating the potential for philanthropic giving to support the production of public interest journalism, specific to the Australian context.
Today PIJI is releasing our inaugural Annual Report 2020, which outlines our first 18 months of research, policy development and financial performance. Additionally, PIJI is now a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)!
PIJI was pleased to release its Guidebook to implement and claim a public interest journalism tax rebate last week. The research was first revealed by Max Mason in the AFR, including PIJI's economic modelling that shows tax rebates for industry investment in public interest journalism could reap more than $700 million in benefits.
The joint PIJI-JNI submission of drafting News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code made 28 recommendations, with emphasis on more pricing clarity and ensuring media plurality, with players of all sizes equally needing to be able to bargain under the new framework.
PIJI is conducting research including industry and community consultations to inform our response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft news and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code.
PIJI recently led a joint submission with The Judith Neilson Institute For Journalism and Ideas (JNI) to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Concepts Paper on the Mandatory News Media Bargaining Code.
As PIJI celebrates its first 12 months of activity, we look back on the recommendations from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry and the Federal Government's recent response.