NEW BEATS: MASS REDUNDANCIES, CAREER CHANGES AND THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN JOURNALISM

Grant number: LP140100341 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

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..

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