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The coproduction of open source software by volunteers and big tech firms report highlights the need for increased government engagement with volunteers who produce essential digital infrastructure

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Our Safe Online Together project website is now live!

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Safe Online Together

Landmark publication of The Handbook of Peer Production by News & Media Research Centre researcher Mathieu O'Neil

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Interested in the research the N&MRC team are doing? You can now request a briefing by completing an online form

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Australian Perspectives on Misinformation analyses news consumption data to reveal high levels of concern about misinformation among news consumers.

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The second annual FAD Research Festival 2020 will showcase the state-of-the-art research that our researchers and higher degree of research students are conducting, through online presentations and workshops

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Podcast Trends and Issues in Australia and Beyond: Global Perspectives aims to examine Australians' podcast listening habits and trends in comparison with other countries and to identify key industry issues

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The Older Generations and News Consumption report focuses on the connection between information and news consumption and the wellbeing of 562 older Australians living in the national capital, Canberra

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Our 2019 annual report is now available

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The Australian Regional Journalists report focuses on regional journalists across the country, what they need to keep serving their local communities, and how they see the future

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The Local News Consumers report finds the strongest desire for additional news services among residents of communities where news outlets have closed

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Missed our Digital News Report: Australia 2020 Launch?

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The Digital News Report: Australia 2020 finds most Australians will miss local news if it disappears

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Digital News Report: Australia 2020

Read up on our COVID-19: Australian news and misinformation

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COVID-19: Australian news and misinformation

The News and Media Research Centre (N&MRC) advances public understanding of our changing media environment. The N&MRC is Australia’s only specialist Research Centre dedicated to exploring news consumption, social and digital media networks, and the legal, ethical and social impacts of communication technologies.

Our Team leads both critical and applied studies with partners and institutions in Australia and internationally. We welcome enquiries regarding industry research collaborations, and from prospective Higher Degree by Research (PhD & Masters by Research) and Honours students.

You can find out more about the Centre on our About Us page and through our News and Events page. Discover our upcoming seminars over on our Seminar Series page, see what our research labs (Critical Conversation; Digital+; Media) are up to, and read about the projects our researchers and students are working on on our Research Projects page.

Professor Kerry McCallum, N&MRC Director, Professor of Communication and Media Studies