Investigating a sustainable future for public interest journalism

Data Mapping

The Mapping: Market Changes visualisation shows the production and availability of news in Australia as it changes over time.

It tracks the opening and closing of news outlets and newsrooms; changes to service levels, mergers, and the digitisation of print publications. This project has collected data since 1 January 2019 and is a particularly useful resource for observing changes to the media landscape due to COVID-19.

Released April 2020

The Mapping: Local News Producers visualisation shows producers of print, digital and broadcast (radio and television) news according to the LGA(s) they cover.

Despite their importance, local news producers are also arguably the least visible and most vulnerable sector of the news market in Australia. This project helps to identify local news producers around the country and contributes to policy design to support the sector.

Released December 2021