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11 Best Journalism Startups Headquartered in Australia

This article showcases Boove’s top picks for the best ‘Journalism’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Journalism’ industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Quillette

The idea behind this startup: Quillette is a platform for free thought.

Headquarters: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Industries: Journalism, Media and Entertainment, Online Portals

Founders: Claire Lehmann

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2. The Global Mail

The idea behind this startup: Non-profit Independent news start-up.

Headquarters: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Industries: Journalism, News

Founders: Unknown

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3. Metaset

The idea behind this startup: Metaset is a research project exploring platforms for journalists and content curators to engage with and request crowdsourced content.

Headquarters: South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Industries: Apps, Digital Media, Journalism, Mobile, Video Streaming

Founders: David Ryan, Luke Swetman

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4. London World Records

The idea behind this startup: It is vital to know who you are and what you stand for, we help you officially in knowing your impetus(purpose) and fulfilling it

Headquarters: Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Industries: Journalism

Founders: Unknown

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5. Network Ten

The idea behind this startup: Network Ten is one of Australia’s leading entertainment and news content companies, with assets across free-to-air television

Headquarters: Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia

Industries: Journalism, Media and Entertainment, News

Founders: Unknown

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6. Norg Media

The idea behind this startup: At a basic level Norg (short for news organization) is social media that encourages citizen journalism.

Headquarters: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industries: Journalism, News, Social Media

Founders: Unknown

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7. VeriFact

The idea behind this startup: Reliable and unbiased fact checks powered by blockchain. Fighting fake news one story at a time.

Headquarters: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Industries: Blockchain, Information Technology, Journalism

Founders: Anthony Foster

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8. Inkl

The idea behind this startup: Inkl is a marketplace for news, unlocking paid coverage around the world for $10/month or 10cents/article.

Headquarters: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Industries: Digital Media, Journalism, Marketplace

Founders: Unknown

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9. Shorthand

The idea behind this startup: Shorthand enables iconic news and brand publishers to reach new levels of engagement by creating immersive reads in record time.

Headquarters: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Industries: Brand Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Internet, Journalism, News, Publishing, SaaS, Software

Founders: Unknown

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10. Age of Robots magazine & platform

The idea behind this startup: Age of Robots magazine reports on the technology of the Second Machine Age and its impact on our society and psychology.

Headquarters: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Journalism, Psychology, Robotics

Founders: Matthew Dahlitz

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11. ProfitSharz

The idea behind this startup: ProfitSharz is a A Business Improvement and Revenue Building Specialist.

Headquarters: Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Industries: Consulting, Journalism, Social Media

Founders: Unknown

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