Indigenous Voice : a work-integrated learning case study in journalism education

Stewart , Heather , Meadows, Michael , Bowman , Leo , van Vuuren, Kitty, & Mulligan, Pauline (2010) Indigenous Voice : a work-integrated learning case study in journalism education. Australian Journalism Review, 32(2), pp. 59-72.

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The continuing stereotypical coverage of Inigenous affairs in the Australian media suggests that journalists are still finding it difficult to come to terms with more effective ways ofm reporting such issues. The many hundreds of students who graduate from journalism programs across Australia represent an opportunity to at least challenge the predominant methods and strategies. But how prepared are journalism graduates for working with Indigenous issues? This paper explores the processas involved in an intensive reporting practices course held at the University of Queensland mid-2009. The course aimed to raise journalism student's awareness of some of the issues involved as well as enabling them to interact and work with personnel from the Brisbane Indigenous Media Community, 98.9 fm, the National Indigenous Radio Service, SBS and the ABC. The findings suggest that such structured programs have a significant impact on changing student's perceptions of, and approaches to, their role and journalists.

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ID Code: 42208
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: indigenous australians , media representation, journalism, journalism education, HERN
ISSN: 0810 2686
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
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Design
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2011 02:26
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:59

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