MEAA wants to hear from you about the most important issues affecting regional journalism.
In MEAA’s submission to the Senate inquiry into Media Diversity earlier this year, it was estimated that up to 1000 journalism jobs were lost during 2020, the bulk from regional media. Up to 150 regional newspapers were suspended or closed permanently. Television networks withdrew regional services to bigger cities. Similarly, local and regional print media outlets were closed and consolidated into digital offerings “centralised” away from local communities.
The purpose of this survey is to understand how regional journalism has altered during this tumult, how the working lives of regional journalists have been transformed and to provide regional journalists with the opportunity to have their say in developing recommendations that can assist and promote journalism and the media in regional Australia.
The results of the survey will be presented to a summit on the future of regional media to be convened by the Walkley Foundation in February 2022.
Authorised by Paul Murphy, Chief Executive, Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance