judith neilson

Details around Sydney billionaire Judith Neilson's newly-announced $100 million philanthropic journalism donation are still scarce, but philanthropy is increasingly funding public-interest journalism around the world, and experts say we're likely to see more in Australia too.

Neilson, the ex-wife of investment manager Kerr Neilson and director of Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery, announced her new journalism institute last week, saying its mission would be: "to celebrate and encourage quality journalism in Australia and the world through education and grants and by hosting lively events on the big issues of the day".