Advancing the News Media Literacy of Young Australians

January 2021December 2022
The University of Queensland

This Project, conducted in colaboration with Western Sydney University, responds to changes in how news is produced and consumed.  It addresses emerging questions regarding the changing role of news in relation to citizenship and democracy, and the challenge of ‘fake news’. In earlier research, the research team identified several barriers that prevent young Australians developing their news media literacy in the home and in schools. In its current phase, the project seeks to understand the value and impact of the InQueensland Media Academy program.

If you/your child  are/is currently enrolled in the InQueensland Media Academy program and are/is considering participating in tnis research, please find the downloadable information sheets and consent forms below:

Parent/carer information sheet

Parent/carer consent form

Student information sheet

Student consent form



Project members

Deborah Brown

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
UQ Critical Thinking Project