Australian broadcast media coverage of PNG: not nasty, but not enough

Duffield, Lee R., Papoutsaki, Evangelia, & Watson, Amanda H. A. (2008) Australian broadcast media coverage of PNG: not nasty, but not enough. Australian Journalism Review, 30(2), pp. 111-125.

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This paper explores the representation of PNG in the Australian broadcast media. It presents the findings of a formal monitoring of the news broadcasts of the leading Australian television and radio outlets. The study also included news stories published on ABC Online, and some other relevant broadcast media output. The study follows on from earlier work on print media, which suggested that coverage of PNG in the Australian press was inadequate and contributed towards negative images of that country in Australia. This study found that beyond the ABC's regular and balanced coverage, there is very little mention of PNG on Australian airwaves. Nonetheless, it notes early indications of a shift in media attention following the election of a new government last year in Australia.

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ID Code: 17566
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This refereed journal article is developed from a non-refereed conference paper by the same authors, currently in ePrints, called: Image of a Nation: Australian Broadcast Media Coverage of Papua New Guinea For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Papua New Guinea, News, Media, ABC
ISSN: 0810-2686
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (The authors)
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2009 04:03
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:52

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