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Public interest journalism is critical for a well-functioning democracy. It can expose corruption, uphold transparency of government, inform the community, and contribute to public debate. However, over the last few decades, the commercial business model for news journalism has collapsed in Australia.

MEAA believes that public interest journalism can only be produced if journalists have sustainable jobs and adequate resources. That means paying journalists and media workers commensurate to the work that communities need them to do, staffing and resourcing newsrooms at levels to ensure quality news can be produced, and ensuring that newsrooms reflect the diversity of Australia and are equipped to ensure staff can work in an inclusive and safe environment.

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Submission to the News Media Assistance Program consultation

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Last update: February 27, 2024