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Media Diversity Measurement Framework

Our Media Diversity Measurement Framework will monitor the state of the Australian news market and measure the levels of diversity across Australia’s print, radio, TV and online news media landscape.

The framework originated from research we first undertook and published in 2020, and was informed by a public consultation process undertaken in early 2023. 

In August 2023, we provided advice to the government on the outcomes of its public consultation and made a series of recommendations on how it could implement the framework.

On 12 December 2023, the government announced it had accepted the ACMA’s recommendations. Work is now underway to implement the Media Diversity Measurement Framework, with the publication of our first report and associated data due by the end of 2024.

The Media Diversity Measurement Framework will provide a robust long-term evidence base to help inform government decision making in support of public interest journalism and media diversity in Australia. This work forms part of the government’s News Media Assistance Program (News MAP).

Further updates will be provided on this page. You can also subscribe to our research newsletter to receive email alerts about the framework.


Read the Media Release from the Hon Michelle Rowland MP, Minister for Communications

Read the ACMA’s news article 

Read the ACMA’s consultation paper and public submissions

Read the ACMA’s original 2020 paper News in Australia: diversity and localism – News measurement framework

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