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A new framework for measuring media diversity in Australia

We are seeking views on how to measure media diversity across the Australian news market.

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    Consulation opened

    18 Jan 2023
  • 2

    Consultation closed

    17 Mar 2023
  • 3

    Submissions published

    19 Apr 2023

Key documents

Note: The above consultation paper should be read alongside the ACMA’s December 2020 News in Australia: diversity and localism – News measurement framework paper

Next steps

We received 24 submissions to this consultation, which are available at the bottom of this page. In addition, we held three stakeholder workshops. Overviews of the workshops are available below:

The ACMA is considering the feedback and will look to provide further information on the finalisation and implementation of the news measurement framework later in 2023. Updates will be provided on this page.

The issue

In December 2020, the ACMA released a research paper outlining a potential ‘news measurement framework’ that could help monitor levels of diversity and localism across Australia’s print, radio, TV and online news media landscape.

While initially released as a ‘think piece’, the government has asked us to recommence work on this project. We are now seeking public views on both the construction of the framework and its suitability for use in Australia ahead of the finalisation and potential implementation of the ACMA’s news measurement framework. Stakeholder feedback from this process will also guide any further ACMA measurement activities and decisions around broader implementation.

The outputs of the news measurement framework are intended to contribute to the government’s News Media Assistance Program (News MAP) – providing a robust evidence base to help support policy interventions and inform longer-term considerations on media reform issues, including potential changes to media diversity rules.

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