Nine newspapers boost First Nations coverage

Indigenous storytellers join The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

With the support of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have appointed two journalists, Ella Archibald-Binge and Rhett Wyman. They will work on theĀ Dalarinji Project, which will closely examine the issues affecting First Nations people.

‘Dalarinji’ means ‘ours, yours, everyone’s’ in the language of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The Dalarinji Project invites all Australians to celebrate the living culture at the heart of our nation.

Sharing new stories

Archibald-Binge has held various reporting roles at NITV, while Wyman has worked as a commercial and arts photographer.

The pair share news stories, features and multimedia projects that bring the full texture of Indigenous society to a broad audience. It focuses on Indigenous health, education, work, life expectancy, how they live, where they live, career prospects, ingenuity, family structure and unity, domestic violence, youth engagement, suicide rates and the politics and policy that underpin these issues.

The Institute is also keen to encourage collaboration with others reporting on similar issues around the world. It has already introduced the SMH/Age to reporters working on an innovative Radio Canada project called Eye on the Arctic.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

About the project

The Institute has provided funding for the The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age to hire an Indigenous journalist and photographer.