Image: Queensland State Library

In  many areas of Australia there are  “news deserts” where communities don’t have access to any local media covering events and issues for their communities. However, while the big media companies are rapidly exiting many regional towns, smaller players are moving in.

Some are keeping local indigenous languages alive or maintaining newspapers that have been around since British settlement.

A new initiative from the Judith Neilson Institute has launched which aims to bring these publications together to learn from each other and make local reporting more financially sustainable.

(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)
Download Audio
Tuesday, March 8 2022
Produced By
Featured in storyJon Bisset CEO CBAADiat Alfarink, Torres Strait Islander Media Association Operational ManagerIan Cole, Outback Radio and Western Herald ChairmanEmma Bones, Judith Neilson Institute

The Wire is produced in partnership by

Contributor Stations

Supporters and Program Distribution