In November 2020 the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications opened an inquiry into the state of media diversity, independence and reliability in Australia, as well as the impact on public interest journalism.

Submission to the Inquiry

PIJI has prepared a submission to the inquiry, focussing on diversity in journalism production and availability in Australia. The submission draws insights from our past research, including Availability of local news and information, The nature of the editorial deficit, and on a new analysis of data collected for the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project.

Project team

The submission was prepared by PIJI’s Policy Working Group, supported by PIJI staff.

Anna Draffin, Chief Executive Officer, Public Interest Journalism Initiative
Gary Dickson, Research and Projects Manager, Public Interest Journalism Initiative
Isabelle Oderberg, Communications Strategy and Media Manager, Public Interest Journalism Initiative

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