Public interest matters

“A sad day for Australian journalism”: reaction from Twitter to the detail of #ABCcuts

Many thousands of words will be written and spoken in coming days, weeks and months about the impact of the 400-plus job cuts and closures announced today by the ABC. In the meantime, see some of the reaction from journalists

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“A sad day for Australian journalism”: reaction from Twitter to the detail of #ABCcuts

Many thousands of words will be written and spoken in coming days, weeks and months about the impact of the 400-plus job cuts and closures announced today by the ABC. In the meantime, see some of the reaction from journalists

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Public interest journalism is under attack on multiple fronts

The Public Interest Journalism Foundation is deeply concerned that the ability of journalists to hold governments and other powerful entities to account is under attack on multiple fronts. The confluence of international trade negotiations, a series of “anti-terror” bills in

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Public interest journalism is under attack on multiple fronts

The Public Interest Journalism Foundation is deeply concerned that the ability of journalists to hold governments and other powerful entities to account is under attack on multiple fronts. The confluence of international trade negotiations, a series of “anti-terror” bills in

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Check this crowdfunding campaign for app-based investigations into healthcare

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched – via the Public Interest Journalism Foundation’s Pozible channel – that aims to develop an app promoting greater accountability in healthcare. Behind the campaign is Delia Scales, a former nurse whose personal experience

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Check this crowdfunding campaign for app-based investigations into healthcare

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched – via the Public Interest Journalism Foundation’s Pozible channel – that aims to develop an app promoting greater accountability in healthcare. Behind the campaign is Delia Scales, a former nurse whose personal experience

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Launched – a Pozible campaign to support investigations of the health impacts of policy decisions

(Update: both of these projects have been successfully funded) A GP who wants to investigate the impacts of government policies upon the health of patients and the wider community has launched the first fundraising campaign via the Public Interest Journalism

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Launched – a Pozible campaign to support investigations of the health impacts of policy decisions

(Update: both of these projects have been successfully funded) A GP who wants to investigate the impacts of government policies upon the health of patients and the wider community has launched the first fundraising campaign via the Public Interest Journalism

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Some lessons from medicine for journalism futures

“The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web” was the title of a recent lecture by Katharine Viner, deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia. The lecture, which examined the profound changes that are transforming

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Some lessons from medicine for journalism futures

“The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web” was the title of a recent lecture by Katharine Viner, deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia. The lecture, which examined the profound changes that are transforming

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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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Reinventing journalism: a comprehensive (and inclusive) report

This post provides an overview of presentations to the Foundation’s recent Sydney Meet Up by Adele Horin, Anne Summers, Jim Parker, and Lesley Parker. It also includes reflections and commentary from some of those who attended. Their comments are run

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Reinventing journalism: a comprehensive (and inclusive) report

This post provides an overview of presentations to the Foundation’s recent Sydney Meet Up by Adele Horin, Anne Summers, Jim Parker, and Lesley Parker. It also includes reflections and commentary from some of those who attended. Their comments are run

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How can we have a functioning democracy with a poorly informed electorate?

Science journalism is contracting globally, despite its important role in helping us to grapple with many of the challenges facing the world, says experienced science journalist and broadcaster Leigh Dayton. Leigh Dayton writes: I used to have the perfect job.

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How can we have a functioning democracy with a poorly informed electorate?

Science journalism is contracting globally, despite its important role in helping us to grapple with many of the challenges facing the world, says experienced science journalist and broadcaster Leigh Dayton. Leigh Dayton writes: I used to have the perfect job.

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