News from the Foundation

Rob Oakeshott joins the Public Interest Journalism Foundation as Patron and Board member

The Public Interest Journalism Foundation is delighted to announce that former federal and state Member of Parliament and author, Robert Oakeshott, has joined the Foundation’s Board and become its first Patron. The announcement was made at the New News conference

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Rob Oakeshott joins the Public Interest Journalism Foundation as Patron and Board member

The Public Interest Journalism Foundation is delighted to announce that former federal and state Member of Parliament and author, Robert Oakeshott, has joined the Foundation’s Board and become its first Patron. The announcement was made at the New News conference

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Read all about it: the news on the news

As usual, there is no shortage of news about journalism futures and innovation. This post wraps some recent developments of interest. Big investment in new journalism venture eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s $US 250 million investment in a new journalism venture

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Read all about it: the news on the news

As usual, there is no shortage of news about journalism futures and innovation. This post wraps some recent developments of interest. Big investment in new journalism venture eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s $US 250 million investment in a new journalism venture

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The response to our call for Federal action to support non-profit journalism

The Public Interest Journalism Foundation recently called on the Federal Government to introduce tax deductibility for philanthropic and other donations to non-profit media groups that produce quality journalism in the public interest. Below is a summary of the media coverage

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The response to our call for Federal action to support non-profit journalism

The Public Interest Journalism Foundation recently called on the Federal Government to introduce tax deductibility for philanthropic and other donations to non-profit media groups that produce quality journalism in the public interest. Below is a summary of the media coverage

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Check out the New News conference program – hope to see you there…

One of the global leaders of Twitter-based reporting, Andy Carvin, will be speaking at the New News conference, to be held in Melbourne on August 24 and 25. Carvin is a senior strategist for US public service radio broadcaster NPR,

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Check out the New News conference program – hope to see you there…

One of the global leaders of Twitter-based reporting, Andy Carvin, will be speaking at the New News conference, to be held in Melbourne on August 24 and 25. Carvin is a senior strategist for US public service radio broadcaster NPR,

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Federal Government urged to act on crisis facing journalism

11 July, 2012 The Public Interest Journalism Foundation has called on the Federal Government to introduce tax deductibility for philanthropic and other donations to non-profit media groups that produce quality journalism in the public interest. A Foundation spokesman, Mr Bill

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Federal Government urged to act on crisis facing journalism

11 July, 2012 The Public Interest Journalism Foundation has called on the Federal Government to introduce tax deductibility for philanthropic and other donations to non-profit media groups that produce quality journalism in the public interest. A Foundation spokesman, Mr Bill

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Reporting on some informal conversations about the future of public interest journalism

A small group of community members, bloggers, journalists and academics (some of us wearing multiple hats) attended the Public Interest Journalism Foundation’s first MeetUp event in Canberra recently. We were fortunate to hear from award-winning blogger and media analyst, Jim

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Reporting on some informal conversations about the future of public interest journalism

A small group of community members, bloggers, journalists and academics (some of us wearing multiple hats) attended the Public Interest Journalism Foundation’s first MeetUp event in Canberra recently. We were fortunate to hear from award-winning blogger and media analyst, Jim

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Some of the secrets of investigative journalism

In an article for The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists blog, Bill Birnbauer recently described some of the useful techniques and tools of investigative journalism, including this gem:“Be annoying and don’t give up”. Birnbauer, a Public Interest Journalism Foundation board

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Some of the secrets of investigative journalism

In an article for The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists blog, Bill Birnbauer recently described some of the useful techniques and tools of investigative journalism, including this gem:“Be annoying and don’t give up”. Birnbauer, a Public Interest Journalism Foundation board

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Any ideas for a new online publication covering a health-related area of need?

Is there an area of need in health that you would like to see receive more investigation and focus? Or that could benefit from some online community building? This is your chance to pitch an idea for such a publication.

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Any ideas for a new online publication covering a health-related area of need?

Is there an area of need in health that you would like to see receive more investigation and focus? Or that could benefit from some online community building? This is your chance to pitch an idea for such a publication.

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Come and chat about public interest journalism and its digital future: a Meetup event in Canberra

Those with an interest in the future of public interest journalism in the digital age are invited to attend a Meetup event in Canberra on May 29. Join in an informal gathering organised by the Public Interest Journalism Foundation as

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Come and chat about public interest journalism and its digital future: a Meetup event in Canberra

Those with an interest in the future of public interest journalism in the digital age are invited to attend a Meetup event in Canberra on May 29. Join in an informal gathering organised by the Public Interest Journalism Foundation as

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Some lessons from non-profit journalism in the US

Bill Birnbauer, a member of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation board and a senior lecturer in journalism at Monash University, has been investigating the future of non-profit investigative journalism in the United States. In the article below, first published at

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Some lessons from non-profit journalism in the US

Bill Birnbauer, a member of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation board and a senior lecturer in journalism at Monash University, has been investigating the future of non-profit investigative journalism in the United States. In the article below, first published at

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