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News and Media Research Centre

Research Priority Report - News Futures: Research & Policy Roundtable

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Our latest report sees an overarching definition of media literacy needs to be promoted, media literacy support for groups that experience disadvantage should be prioritised, and the general public’s understanding of diversity in society should be improved

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PhD Scholarship Opportunity with an ARC project: The rise of mistrust in news

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Covering COVID-19: How Australian media reported the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 report shows how political leaders, health experts and journalists co-constructed news about the pandemic for Australian news audiences.

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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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The Digital News Report: Australia 2021 reveals the rapid increase in news consumption by Australians at the start of the pandemic has not been maintained.

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Digital News Report: Australia 2021

Our 2020 annual report is now available

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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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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