Greta Thunberg vs the Wallabies: how you measure media matters

By anyone’s definition, the week starting 22 September 2019 was a big news week. PM Scott Morrison was making headlines from the US, as was climate activist Greta Thunberg when she addressed the UN. ![Greta Thunberg outside Swedish parliament. Photo: Anders Hellberg](/uploads/Greta3.jpg “Greta Thunberg outside Swedish parliament. Photo: Anders Hellberg”) *Photo: Anders Hellberg* Meanwhile US […]

Revealed: the journalists with the most front-page bylines in 2019

_The Walkleys aren’t the only way to celebrate journalists who have had a great year, writes Streem’s Conal Hanna._ ![](/uploads/page-ones-1-.jpg) On Thursday, the media will gather to celebrate the year’s most outstanding journalism at the annual Walkley Awards. It is a night that never ceases to inspire. Every time I’ve attended, I have left with […]

Distrust and negativity turning off Australian news audiences

Australians have been identified as the lightest news consumers out of 38 countries surveyed as part of the annual Digital News Report. What’s more, trust in Australian news media is shrinking at the same time as news avoidance is growing. The annual report, co-ordinated by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism based at […]

How much media oxygen does an election campaign suck up?

The Guardian was the most politics-heavy news website during the election campaign, ahead of The Australian and the AFR, new research shows. Streem sought to quantify the footprint of a federal election campaign, when compared to standard news coverage of politics. The analysis found that 4000 more political stories ran in positions of prominence in […]

And we thought writing 4.5 articles a day was a lot

Last week Streem published a list of [the 25 most prolific metro journalists in Australia](https://www.streem.com.au/2019/03/03/the-25-most-prolific-journalists-in-australian-metro-media-revealed.html), which generated a huge response, including coverage on _ABC Breakfast_, [_The Australian_](https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/media-diary/itas-pm-links-run-deep/news-story/26d649f71bb60fb4e2d555aae53874bb), [_Guardian Australia_](https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/mar/08/it-was-never-about-the-money-michelle-guthrie-says-of-abc-board-brangle), [_Mumbrella_](https://mumbrella.com.au/daily-mail-tops-list-of-australias-most-prolific-metro-journalists-568131) and [_Crikey_](https://www.crikey.com.au/2019/03/06/prolific-journalists-at-daily-mail-produce-the-most-churnalism/). Lots of people were interested in our methodology, and there were many questions about which brands we’d chosen for the analysis and why. […]

The 25 most prolific journalists in Australian metro media revealed

As part of a wider analysis of digital media trends over the past year, we had some fun pulling out the most frequently appearing bylines in the metro markets. All five top spots went to Daily Mail Australia reporters, with some churning out more than 1000 stories in a year, or an average of 4.5 […]

What we learnt compiling the list of Australia’s most published journalists

Eighteen years as a journalist and editor has taken me to some pretty disparate places, from rodeos to religious festivals and the corridors of Parliament House, writes Streem’s Conal Hanna. One other place I have found myself, several times over the past decade, is in a room with consultants, hired to crack some version of […]