December data release
The December Australian News Data report is now available.
Quarterly results show the persistent trend towards lower news availability in the regions.
An analysis of publisher/radio ratios shows that radio dominates, particularly in regional/remote areas and is outnumbered by print in only a few places.
Four LGAs have been identified without local publisher or radio news outlets
32 LGAs have been identified with no local print and digital publisher news outlets
PIJI welcomes ACMA consultation paper
PIJI welcomes the ACMA’s release of a consultation on a measurement framework for news diversity and localism.
Longitudinal data remains key to helping sector transformation and innovation, as well as potential areas for policy reform to ensure Australians have access to a range of news sources and information. Recent years have seen fundamental changes in news production and consumption with over 450 changes in news production since 2019 according to PIJI’s research.
PIJI’s mapping and indexing data has become a central reference point for industry, and we are pleased to see this body of work heavily cited throughout the consultation paper.
We encourage industry, academia and community feedback on the framework concept as well as on any existing data that may assist a robust, multi-faceted understanding of contemporary Australia’s news demand and supply.
Written submissions are due Friday. 17 March 2023.
PIJI is currently drafting our submission. We welcome any comment from interested parties. Please email: email@example.com.
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