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Australia – (C8) Professional training

Score in short:

Some mid-carrier training is on offer.

Score in detail:

Media companies offer training for mid-career journalists, for example to equip print journalists for multi-tasking such as how to add audio and video to their online reporting. They also provide instruction in media law, narrative writing, hostile environment reporting, bushfire training and trauma training. All the same, these courses are more poorly resourced than they have ever been.

The MeAA also provides continuous training, in particular directed towards facilitating the transition to online journalism, or on journalism ethics, which the union sees as the core to journalistic professionalism. one interviewee held the opinion that younger staff is not as committed to, or does not receive the training for, investigative journalism as was the case some years ago.