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Indigenous Australians, vulnerability and the news media

Romano, Angela R. (2011) Indigenous Australians, vulnerability and the news media. Mindframe News, p. 10.

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Abstract

This short article explores the ways in which the news media's reporting about Indigenous Australians can be improved. The article looks at how journalists predominantly portray Indigenous people in vulnerable circumstances. Journalists also often misrepresent Indigenous Australians in ways that can potentially harm individuals and communities. In forums about the media, it is common to hear Indigenous people say that they ignore non-Indigenous news services due to such problems, and they rely on community media instead. Even so, the non-Indigenous media has a huge impact on public understanding and government policies, which directly influence the living conditions of Indigenous people. Thus it remains important to consider how the performance of non-Indigenous media can be improved, and the article discusses the steps that are needed if this is to happen.

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ID Code: 43353
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This article is freely available from the publisher's website - see "Official URL" above.
Keywords: Indigenous Australians, Journalism, News Media, Reporting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 the author and the Hunter Institute of Mental Health.
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2011 11:12
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2013 11:08

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