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Australian Centre for Independent Journalism
p: +61 2 9514 2488
f: +61 2 9514 1890
e: acij@uts.edu.au

City Campus:
Building 3, Level 5, Room 503 (CB03.05.03)
755 Harris Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

Latest publications

  • The Future Would Have to Give Way to the Past: Germany and the Coal Dilemma
  • Journalism, Moral Panic and the Public Interest


Battle for Liverpool Plains: China coal project tears at fabric of rural NSW
ACIJ Director Tom Morton reports from the Liverpool Plains area of north west NSW ahead of a decision on the future of coal mining in the area. Read more (takes you to an external site) ...

Hard time for hard news: A study of newspapers
It’s not every day UTS students have their work seen by three-quarters of a million people. But that’s exactly what happened on 24 November 2014 when the ABC’s Media Watch program showcased research by 16 undergraduate and postgraduate journalism students.

Open Justice: Forensic patients in NSW
Under NSW law forensic patients — those who have committed a serious crime but have been found not guilty by reason of mental illness — can’t be identified. But the man known as Patient A is fighting a legal battle for the right to use his own name in the media. Hear ACIJ Director Tom Morton's report on ABC Background Briefing (20 April 2014).

A sceptical climate — media coverage of climate change in Australia

How well is the Australian media reporting climate change? Are Australian audiences getting accurate information? Is the selection of sources fair and accurate? Watch the UTS Speaks event with Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams, Councillor for the Climate Council of Australia, Will Steffen, UTS Scientist Peter Ralf and ACIJ Professorial Fellow Wendy Bacon with ACIJ Director Tom Morton moderating.