We’re very pleased to report that our research project has just been awarded funding of $270,756 to be spread across the next three years through the ARC Linkage project scheme.
To quote from the La Trobe University media release: “The project is a multifaceted analysis of the role of mass redundancies, forced career changes and the digital reinvention of Australian journalism at a time of industry restructure and technological change. This research will see academics and industry stakeholders join forces to explore how to best address questions about professional journalism’s experience of structural transformation and its capacity to adapt positively to change.”
Our research partners for this project are the ABC, the National Library of Australia, and the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance.
To follow up our 2013 pilot study, we’re planning to undertake three annual surveys of journalists who became redundant in Australia during 2012, the first of which we will conduct in the coming months. If you were a journalist who took a redundancy package in Australia during 2012, and would like to be a participant in our three-year study, please let us know. All correspondence will be dealt with in confidence.