NEW BEATS: MASS REDUNDANCIES, CAREER CHANGES AND THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN JOURNALISM
Grant number: LP140100341 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020
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 after 1000 journalists were made redundant. In this project, academics and industry stakeholders join forces to explore how to best address questions about professional journalism’s experience of structural transformation and its capacity to adapt positively to change. This project aims to provide the first in-depth account of the complex interplay between economic, technological, workplace and care..View full description
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Media in the News: How Australia's Media Beat Covered Two Major Journalism Change Events
Lawrie Zion, Merryn Sherwood, Penny O'Donnell, Timothy Marjoribanks, Matthew Ricketson, Andrew Dodd, Mark Deuze, Bradley Buller
As the primary mechanism through which journalistic labour is organized within a newsroom, news beats are an important feature of ..
"Like Being Shot in the Face" or "I'm Glad I'm Out": Journalists' Experiences of Job Loss in the Australian Media Industry 2012-2014
Matthew Ricketson, Andrew Dodd, Lawrie Zion, Monika Winarnita
The Australian news media industry has recently experienced a dramatic contraction, resulting in the loss of an estimated 3000 jou..
"It has a bleak future”: The effects of job loss on regional and rural journalism in Australia
A Dodd, L Zion, M Sherwood, P O'Donnell, M Ricketson, T Marjoribanks
Severe contractions in the Australian media landscape have led to a loss of jobs in major metropolitan newsrooms. In 2015, those c..