Highlighting the quality of reporting in regional communities

Image: Dominic Elsome

Image: Dominic Elsome

The Institute has provided funding to APN, which publishes a number of News Corp mastheads in regional Queensland and northern NSW, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant has funded contract writers to write stories remotely for various titles to run in both print and online.

Freelancer Louise Shannon said had helped to share the voices of people in regional and rural communities.

“The grant from The Judith Neilson Institute not only funded my work as a contract writer with News Corp, but gave back to journalism by identifying and highlighting the importance of quality reporting in our regional areas,” she said.

“While the model of printed news is evolving, it’s paramount that competent and engaging coverage of the issues, politics, struggles and triumphs of remote and rural Australians continues.

Read the stories

Take a look at some of the stories from the APN freelance journalists.

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