Convergence and Australian content : the importance of access

Goldsmith, Ben, Cunningham, Stuart D., & Thomas, Julian (2012) Convergence and Australian content : the importance of access. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, -(144), pp. 13-18.

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In the light of new and complex challenges to media policy and regulation, the Austrlaian government commissioned the Convergence Review in late 2010 to assess the continuing applicability and utility of the principles and objectives that have shaped the policy framework to this point. It proposed a range of options for policy change and identified three enduring priorities for continued media regulation: media ownership and control; content standards; and Australian content production and distribution. The purpose of this article is to highlight an area where we feel there are opportunities for further discussion and research: the question of how the accessibility and visibility of Australian and local content may be assured in the future media policy framework via a combination of regulation and incentives to encourage innovation in content distribution.

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ID Code: 53712
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Convergence Review, Australian content, production, distribution
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Communications and Media Policy (160503)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 University of Queensland
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2012 22:27
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2017 18:43

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