The Australian News Index ANMP Stage 3

The Australian News Index includes state/territory, national and non-geographic news producers.

Records from the Index can be searched, filtered and downloaded.

In April 2022, the Regional Newspapers Inquiry  pointed to the need for core, longitudinal industry data in its recommendations to government.

PIJI’s Australian News Index fulfill those needs by assisting communities, researchers and policymakers to better understand the health of Australia’s news-media landscape.

FAQ The Australian News Index

How can I use and cite this data?


Creative Commons License

The data is made publicly available on a Creative Commons license to ensure that it can inform research and policy to support the news media. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License which places only a few restrictions:

  • You must credit Gary Dickson, PIJI and the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project wherever you use the data.
  • You cannot use the data for commercial purposes.
  • Whatever you create using this data you should share on a similar license. Note that this condition may not apply where the findings of the data are being cited in a research or policy context.


Dickson G. 2020. Australian Newsroom Mapping Project. Melbourne: Public Interest
Journalism Initiative. <>


Harley Alexander developed the visualisation. All rights reserved.

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The data is actively maintained. To add or correct information, please email us directly to let us know.

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The onset of COVID-19 and other upheavals in the Australian news media landscape have unveiled the rapidly diminishing production of public interest journalism in Australia, particularly in coverage of our councils, parliaments, and courts. PIJI’s research show’s regional and rural communities have been most adversely affected, with emerging local news gaps in print and online at the forefront of concern.

PIJI’s comprehensive research has become a leading point of reference for examining the state of public interest journalism production and availability in Australia. This means we now have a unique opportunity for systemic industry reform, using our Australia-first data to guide short and long-term policy ideas into action.

Public interest journalism in Australia plays a critical role in our democracy. PIJI’s research is uncovering indicators of a lack of media plurality and diversity across Australia. This research has the power to help communities and decision makers create effective media policies and interventions that improve the quality and provision of public interest journalism in Australia.

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