Aussie Awards Honor Investigative Reports

Australia's Walkley Foundation announced its annual awards this week, highlighting some impressive investigative reporting. Of special note: Four Corner's exposé of "rotten" conditions in greyhound racing, Fairfax Media on government payoffs to migrant smugglers, and ABC TV and Fairfax on exploitive practices by 7-Eleven.

Source: Walkley Foundation

Posted on: December 3, 2015

Impressive Reporting in Australia’s Walkley Awards

Australia's big annual journalism honors, the Walkley Awards, were announced this week, and feature impressive in-depth reporting. Among the topics awarded: the plight of Palestinian and Israeli children in Israeli courts, Australia's asylum system, child sex abuse in the Salvation Army, and "unconscionable" practices by the nation's top banks.

Source: The Walkley Foundation

Posted on: December 5, 2014

Donor Pulls Plug on Australia’s Global Mail

After just two years support, Australian tech tycoon Graeme Wood has reneged on his pledge to fund online start-up Global Mail with $15 to $20 million for five years. "His announcement almost certainly spells the end of Australia’s first major experiment with philanthropically-funded journalism," wrote the Sydney Morning Herald. The move is a stark reminder to journalism nonprofits of the need to diversify income.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Posted on: February 8, 2014

More Investigative Journalism in Australia

Today, with most newspapers suffering a financial and circulation decline, a natural corollary would seem a decline in the ‘quality’ of their journalism. And yet, perceptions about a decline in the quality and number of investigative stories in today’s editions were not supported by the research.

Source: The Citizen

Posted on: August 12, 2013