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Under great pressure, a diamond is being formed: The SBS over time

Cunningham, Stuart D. (2009) Under great pressure, a diamond is being formed: The SBS over time. Media International Australia, 133, pp. 15-18.

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Abstract

This article observes a paradox in the recent history of the Special Broadcasting Service. It is argued that, in contrast to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the role and general direction of SBS were not extensively debated as part of the ‘culture wars’ that occurred during the years of the Howard government. While that made SBS a less fraught space during that period, it may now be a factor in the comparative lack of support being given by the Rudd Labor government to SBS in comparison with the ABC, as some of the ‘special’ status of SBS has been blunted by its drift towards more mainstream programming and a mixed economy of commercial advertising, as well as government funding.

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ID Code: 29238
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Special broadcasting service, Australian media, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 School of Journalism and Communications, University of Queensland
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2009 11:06
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:05

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