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December Newsletter

December 22, 2022

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2022 Highlights and the road ahead

In little over three years, PIJI has become a credible, evidence-based voice for the health of public interest journalism in Australia and the public benefit it generates for all.

While our focus also included investment, financial sustainability and public support for news, we have invested heavily in assessments of media diversity than originally intended, simply due to a lack of ongoing data.

PIJI now holds dynamic market data from across the pre and ‘COVID-norm’ periods. We have applied use of this data to parliamentary inquiries, reporting media, industry and community activity, as well as to our own policy investigations. Our 2021/22 highlights include:

We are delighted that PIJI’s work remains directly relevant and in demand.

On behalf of the PIJI board and team, my thanks to our supporters, who recognised the urgency, and backed this start up at just the right time. We are currently reviewing PIJI’s future course, and will be looking to make announcements early in the new year.

In the meantime, please read our latest Australian News Data Report and reflect on another busy year through our Annual Report 2022.

Wishing you all a happy, festive break.

Anna Draffin

Australian News Data Report November ’22

PIJI has released the November Australian News Data Report which features assessments of local news in:

  • Shire of Bourke, New South Wales,
  • City of Burnie, Tasmania
  • City of Fremantle, Western Australia



PIJI holiday hours

The PIJI office will close on Thursday 22nd December 2022 and reopen on Monday 9th January 2023. We wish everyone a happy holiday season and thank you for your continued support of PIJI and of public interest journalism.

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