The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age introduced the Dalarinji Project in 2020 to more closely examine and report on the issues affecting First Nations people. Dalarinji, from the language of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, means “ours, yours, everyone’s”.
Journalist Ella Archibald-Binge and photographer Rhett Wyman were appointed to work on the project, with the support of a grant from JNI. Together they explored key issues affecting First Nations people, including contemporary Indigenous culture, health and education, justice, law and order, creativity, aspiration and resilience.
In its first year, the Dalarijni Project produced more than 60 pieces of independent journalism, published across The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today. The project also published long form pieces in Good Weekend and a popular five-episode podcast, Reliving History.
Sharing new stories
With the continued support of JNI, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age will hire more Indigenous Affairs journalists to produced stories, in-depth features and multimedia projects in 2021.
Calling all First Nations journos – if you’re looking for the next step in your career, this is an amazing chance to cover Indigenous affairs at the @smh. You’ll get to help shape the national agenda and make the role your own. Any questions, hit me up! https://t.co/SqWNAEUcP2
— Ella Archibald-Binge (@EllaMareeAB) February 9, 2021
The Institute is also keen to encourage collaboration with others reporting on similar issues around the world.