The Australian Newsroom Mapping Project

“As of April 2022, PIJI’s data showed that 31 Local Government Areas in Australia had no print or digital local news outlets (represented by grey areas on the map below). Across the country, rural and regional areas are the worst affected by declines in local news. Local news outlets cover councils, courts, schools, emergency events, and many more things of importance communities. A lack of local news undermines community resilience and the accountability of public institutions. PIJI’s Local News Producers data can be viewed nationally or state by state. They give a birds-eye view of where and how, local news availability is changing over time.”

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