Measuring the success of ABC training in South Africa: A case study in the production of Western Liberal broadcast news values

Wake, Alexandra (2002) Measuring the success of ABC training in South Africa: A case study in the production of Western Liberal broadcast news values. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


In 1993 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was contracted by the Australian Government to assist in the reshaping of the South African Broadcasting Corporation from a state-run broadcaster to a respected and trusted national broadcaster for all people in the newly democratic South Africa. Broadcast journalism training was identified by ABC consultant Bob Wurth as possibly the greatest need for SABC Radio.

This thesis examines the ABC's role in South Africa and the effectiveness of its radio journalism training project considering the organisational, structural, cultural and political constraints of the SABC.

This thesis will show through interviews and participant observation the difficulties in achieving the production of Western Liberal journalism values at the SABC within the time constraints set by the project funded by the Australian Government and the particular South African morays.

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ID Code: 35844
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Bowman, Leo
Additional Information: Presented to the School of Media and Journalism, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Radio journalism South Africa, radio, training, ASABC journalism training, SABC, ABC training, thesis, masters
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Alexandra Wake
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 00:48

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