ccAustralia extends our congratulations to T Christian Miller, a senior reporter with Creative Commons-licensed news service ProPublica. Miller was awarded the 2010 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. The prize, which is administered by the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, has been running for 21 years and is worth $35 000 (USD) in prize money!
As mentioned in our previous post, today is a very significant day for free culture in Australia, with the Victorian Government becoming the first Australian government to commit to using Creative Commons as the default licensing system for its public sector information.
The commitment is part of the Government’s response to its Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee’s Inquiry into Improving Access to Victorian Public Sector Information and Data, which recommended that the Victorian Government adopt a “hybrid public sector information licensing model comprising Creative Commons and a tailored suite of licences for restricted materials.”