A selection of my research reports, policy submissions and authored media articles.

May 2021

Australian Newsroom Mapping Project Monthly Report; May 2021. Public Interest Journalism Initiative. A monthly snapshot of changes made to the ANMP and explanation of the underlying data process.

April 2021

Australian Newsroom Mapping Project Monthly Report; April 2021. Public Interest Journalism Initiative. A monthly snapshot of changes made to the ANMP and explanation of the underlying data process.

March 2021

Australian Newsroom Mapping Project Monthly Report; March 2021. Public Interest Journalism Initiative. A monthly snapshot of changes made to the ANMP and explanation of the underlying data process.

A review of proposals to provide news organisations with access to tax deductible gifts in Australia; Public Interest Journalism Initiative. An overview of regulatory examination of philanthropic giving for journalism, with a comparison to similar jurisdictions.

February 2021

Australian Newsroom Mapping Project Monthly Report; February 2021. Public Interest Journalism Initiative. A monthly snapshot of changes made to the ANMP and explanation of the underlying data process.

January 2021

Submission on the News Media Bargaining Code; Public Interest Journalism Initiative and Judith Neilson Institute. Response to the Senate’s inquiry into the draft legislation.

November 2020

Submission on the Australian Code of Practice for Disinformation; Public Interest Journalism Initiative. Response to the draft code developed by DIGI.

August 2020

Submission on the News Media Bargaining Code; Public Interest Journalism Initiative and Judith Neilson Institute. Response to draft legislation prepared by the ACCC.

June 2020

Local news sources are closing across Australia. We are tracking the devastation (and some reasons for hope); The Conversation. Research article about the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project.

Submission on the News Media Bargaining Code; Public Interest Journalism Initiative and Judith Neilson Institute. Response to the concepts paper developed by the ACCC.

May 2020

Australian media’s fight for press freedom should be a lesson to journalists worldwide; Nieman Reports. With Margaret Simons. Feature article about the deteriorating landscape for press freedom in Australia and news industry pushback.

April 2020

Australian Newsroom Mapping Project; Public Interest Journalism Initiative. A major project tracking changes to the production and availability of news in Australia.

November 2019

The nature of the editorial deficit; Public Interest Journalism Initiative. With Margaret Simons, Rachel Alembakis. Qualitative interviews with newsroom managers about their editorial resource allocation.

August 2019

Submission to the Senate Communications Committee’s inquiry into press freedom; Public Interest Journalism Initiative. With Margaret Simons. A submission focussing on law that affects the journalist-source dynamic.

June 2019

Availability of local news and information; Public Interest Journalism Initiative. With Margaret Simons. Survey and interviews with local government media managers to capture their views of the amount of coverage of council activities.

WIN or lose for rural viewers?; Inside Story. With Margaret Simons. Comment piece in response to a decision by WIN TV to close five regional newsrooms.

July 2017

University media curriculum; Our Watch. With Margaret Simons. A curriculum developed to teach journalism students how to report on violence against women.

April 2017

‘It’s Not Just Trump: US media fraying at the edges’Index on Censorship Magazine. Special report on press freedom in the United States in the six months leading to Donald Trump’s inauguration.

January 2016

China’s Great Media Wall: The Fight for Freedom. International Federation of Journalists’ 2015 press freedom in China report, to which I contributed research and editorial work.