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News media Innovation 2020 - Researcher Jacqui Park mapped the media start-up and innovation eco-system in Australia, New Zealand and the broader Asia Region. In the report, we draw insights and questions about innovation across the four pillars of product development, business models, distribution and the journalism that lies at the heart of news media in a democratic society. We look at how these can be integrated with strategies that understand and engage audiences at the centre of the process.
Regional News - state of play - Publishers and Editors were surveyed on the state of regional and local news media. This report is about the results of that survey and has previously unpublished research into news consumption in regional areas and a review of relevant literature. It explores the impact of digital disruption on the news media ecosystem in regional Australia.
Crisis, challenge and choice in regional and local news media: The case for a service-first recovery - This report brought together three strands of work, which comprised of a review of key texts in the literature and collation of resources on the state of news in regional Australia; an initial opinion survey of regional news consumers’ attitudes to media; and a brief case study-based review of local and regional news media innovation in other countries.
Public Trust in Journalism: An Annotated Bibliography - An assessment of the body of knowledge on the current state of trust in news media, reviewing existing research, primarily empirical studies of journalism and trust, and including secondary research appearing in scholarly journals and other sources.
Trust and news media in Australia: a qualitative study - Part of the Public Trust in Journalism research project that was kicked off with the release of the (above) annotated bibliography. After, workshops were held that interrogated the way people use and trust media. These workshops in Tamworth and Sydney in May 2018, asked three key questions. First, which news sources do participants use and trust? Second, why do they use and trust those sources? And third, building on the answers to those questions, is it possible to design a news source that users are more likely to trust? The results of the workshops are discussed in our report.
The Impact of Digital Platforms on News and Journalistic Content - This report was commissioned by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as an input to the Digital Platforms Inquiry. The Centre was asked by the ACCC to research and report on four broad themes of relevance to the Inquiry relating specifically to news and journalistic content: (1) The characteristics of this content and its public function in democratic society; (2) Choice, including production and distribution as well as diversity; (3) Consumption, including access and specific practices such as customisation and (4) Quality, including any changes in quality in the contemporary environment.
Trends in Digital Defamation: Defendants, Plaintiffs, Platforms - The Centre for Media Transition has reviewed plaintiffs, defendants and platforms in a new report on five years of defamation cases from 2013 to 2017. The study shows the landscape for legal disputes around reputation is changing, as the question ‘who is a publisher’ continues to evolve. It highlights the growing influence of social platforms and websites not affiliated with media companies as the source of legal disputes.