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Unusual suspects : a newspaper's coverage of a scuba diving rescue and journalism's role in narrating Australia

Little, Janine 2011, Unusual suspects : a newspaper's coverage of a scuba diving rescue and journalism's role in narrating Australia, Ejournalist : a refereed media journal, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 21-30.

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Title Unusual suspects : a newspaper's coverage of a scuba diving rescue and journalism's role in narrating Australia
Author(s) Little, Janine
Journal name Ejournalist : a refereed media journal
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 21
End page 30
Total pages 10
Publisher Faculty of Informatics and Communication, Central Queensland University
Place of publication North Rockhampton, Qld.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1444-741X
Summary Brisbane’s Courier-Mail newspaper ran a fantastic story a couple of years ago about a couple left at sea behind by their tour boat, after going scuba diving. The story suggested American diver Allyson Dalton and her British partner Richard Neely ignored advice when they ventured away from a lagoon where the tour boat was anchored. But the focus was on how Neely and Dalton survived by treading water for 19 hours at Paradise Reef, part of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, not so much (yet) on how fortunate they were not to be attacked by sharks. It would not be long, however, before that old journalistic maxim that implores practitioners to ‘question every assertion, doubt every claim’ shaped the reportage into an extended narrative about chequebook journalism, credibility, and culpability.

The scuba dive rescue story analysis presented here reflects contemporary journalism’s role in the formation of ideas about cultural value and character, and in more complex determinations of who gets a participatory stake in the formation of national narratives. As such, the article concludes with some signposts toward a critical approach to journalism-centred studies of culture in Australia.
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Central Queensland University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035696

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