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Our neighbour's view : Australian media cover of PNG

Ginau, Martha, Papoutsaki, Evangelia, Watson, Amanda H. A., & Duffield, Lee R. (2011) Our neighbour's view : Australian media cover of PNG. In Papoutsaki, Evangelia, McManus, Michael, & Matbob, Patrick (Eds.) Communication, Culture and Society in Papua New Guinea : Yu tok wanem? Divine Word University (DWU) Press: Madang, and Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Madang, Papua new Guinea and Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 62-72.

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the incidence of coverage of Papua New Guinea affairs in the Australian press and in Australian broadcast media. It presents the findings of a formal monitoring of selected newspaper coverage and news broadcasts of the leading Australian television and radio outlets. The study also includes news stories published on ABC Online. The findings for print media suggest that coverage of PNG is inadequate and may be contributing towards negative images of that country in Australia. The broadcast monitoring found also that beyond the ABC's regular and balanced coverage, there was very little mention of PNG on Australian airwaves. The deployment of resources by the ABC was seen as a potential model for increased quantity and quality of coverage, with its maintenance of a correspondent and office in the country, and use of reports from PNG across a wide range of programs. The investigation noted some early indications of a shift in media attention, following the election of a new government in Australia in 2007, which gave some priority attention to PNG including a visit by the then Prime Minister.

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ID Code: 49032
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Official launch date 15 March 2012
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Keywords: Papua New Guinea, Media Coverage Australia, ABC
ISBN: 9781877314943
Subjects: 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 > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: 2011 DWU Press: Mandang and Pacific Media Centre: Auckland
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recorded or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2012 08:46
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 00:38

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