NEW BEATS: MASS REDUNDANCIES AND CAREER CHANGE IN AUSTRALIAN JOURNALISM
Grant number: DP150102675 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020
This aim of this project is a multifaceted, innovative and timely analysis of the role of mass redundancies, forced career changes and the digital reinvention of Australian journalism at a time of industry restructure and technological change. The nation's journalistic workforce shrank by 15 per cent in 2012 when 1000 journalists were made redundant. This project is intended to explore the transformation of the careers of these journalists and how to best address questions about professional journalism's experience of structural transformation and its capacity to adapt positively to change. The project is expected to provide the first in-depth account of the complex interplay between economi..View full description
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