The Media, Cultural Diversity and Identity

Romano, Angela R. (2007) The Media, Cultural Diversity and Identity. In Language–Culture–Identity (the 2007 National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council & Australian Indigenous Communications Association Conference), 10-11 November 2007, Brisbane.

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How can we ensure that our mass media speaks in a way that is meaningful to all Australians and gives everyone a 'fair go' when it comes to sharing their ideas? This paper will discuss some of the factors that lead to minority communities being under-represented or misrepresented in news and current affairs, even by well intentioned and well trained journalists and media workers. Although the discussion focusses on journalism, the issues are relevant to other forms of fiction and non-fiction media. The possible benefits of 'public journalism' and attempts to 'mainstream' ethnic sources will be discussed.

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ID Code: 14106
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: broadcasting, journalism, multiculturalism, diversity, ethnic identity, ethnic representation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 18 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:01

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