Charting a theoretical framework for examining Indigenous journalism culture

Hanusch, Folker (2013) Charting a theoretical framework for examining Indigenous journalism culture. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, pp. 82-91.

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Indigenous media around the globe have expanded considerably in recent years, a process that has also led to an increase in the number of Indigenous news organisations. Yet, research into Indigenous news and journalism is still rare, with mostly individual case studies having been undertaken in different parts of the globe. Drawing on existing research gathered from a variety of global contexts, this paper theorises five main dimensions which can help us think about and empirically examine Indigenous journalism culture. They include: the empowerment role of Indigenous journalism; the ability to offer a counter-narrative to mainstream media reporting; journalism’s role in language revitalisation; reporting through a culturally appropriate framework; and the watchdog function of Indigenous journalism. These dimensions are discussed in some detail, in an attempt to guide future studies into the structures, roles, practices and products of Indigenous journalism across the globe.

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ID Code: 68323
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Indigenous, journalism, journalism culture
ISSN: 2200-467X (online) 1329-878X (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The University of Queensland.
Copyright Statement: Author CAN archive postprint version (i.e. accepted version - post refereeing) - Oaklist.
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2014 01:14
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2014 08:20

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