Close to 3000 jobs have been lost from media newsrooms across Australia during the past five years. The tidal wave of redundancies is an international phenomenon but one that has played out differently from country to country.
In collaboration with La Trobe University’s ground-breaking New Beats research program, four leading researchers who have tracked the fate of redundant journalists in Brazil, South Africa, Finland and Indonesia joined us for this event.
Sérgio Spagnuolo is founder and editor of the data-driven news agency Volt Data Lab in Brazil. Glenda Daniels is an associate professor of media studies at Witwatersrand University in South Africa. Ari Heinonen is a professor of journalism at the University of Tampere in Finland. And Samiaji Bintang is executive director of the Institute for Press and Development Studies in Jakarta.