Guardian Australia’s New Journalism Trust

The Guardian Australia announced a new philanthropic fund this week, the Guardian Civic Journalism Trust. The trust has been established with the Centre for Advancing Journalism in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne to provide funding towards journalism projects that advance public discourse and citizen participation around areas such as the environment, indigenous affairs, human rights, inequality and governance and accountability. So far, the trust has raised $700,000 in philanthropic grants. All projects have an educational component and include the Balnaves Foundation grant for in-depth reporting and educational activities on indigenous affairs and the Susan McKinnon Foundation's grant for investigative reporting and educational activities on governance and political accountability.

Source: The Guardian

Posted on: March 5, 2018

Appleby Files Action On Paradise Papers

The offshore company at the heart of the Paradise Papers has launched breach of confidence proceedings against the Guardian and the BBC. In legal correspondence, Appleby has also demanded that the media houses disclose any of the 6 million Appleby documents that informed their reporting about tax dodges used by individuals and multinational companies. It is also seeking damages for the disclosure of what it says are confidential legal documents. The documents were leaked to Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung, which shared them with the ICIJ, which ultimately led a team of 380 journalists from 96 media organisations across 67 countries, including The New York Times, Le Monde, the ABC in Australia and CBC News in Canada.

Source: Guardian

Posted on: December 19, 2017

Guardian Membership Jumps 13-Fold in Year

The Guardian, run by a public trust and in search of new revenue streams, is having success with its membership program. Over the past year, its number of paying supporters jumping 13-fold, from 15,000 to nearly 200,000 in the past year. The paper's big goal: one million subscribers by April 2019.

Source: Digiday

Posted on: February 2, 2017