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Raising the volume : Indigenous voices in news media and policy

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posted on 2012-02-01, 00:00 authored by K McCallum, Lisa Waller, M Meadows
This article explores Indigenous contributions to shaping public and policy agendas through their use of the news media. It reports on research conducted for the Australian News Media and Indigenous Policy-making 1988–2008 project that is investigating relationships between the representation of Indigenous peoples in public media and the development of Indigenous affairs policies. Interviews with Indigenous policy advocates, journalists and public servants identified the strategies that have been used by individuals and Indigenous organisations to penetrate policy debates and influence public policy. The article concludes that in the face of a neo-liberal policy agenda amplified through mainstream media, particular Indigenous voices nevertheless have had a significant impact, keeping alive debate about issues such as the importance of bilingual education programs and community involvement in the delivery of primary health care.

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Journal

Media international Australia incorporating culture and policy

Pagination

101 - 111

Location

St Lucia, Qld.

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1329-878X

eISSN

2200-467X

Indigenous content

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologise for any distress that may occur.

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, University of Queensland, School of English

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