Storytelling and new media technologies: Investigating the potential of the ABC's Heywire for regional youth

Mackay, Sasha C. (2015) Storytelling and new media technologies: Investigating the potential of the ABC's Heywire for regional youth. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis investigates an instance of audience participation within the Australian public service media institution, the ABC. The case study for this research – the ABC’s ‘Heywire’ project – is a regional youth storytelling project, an online platform, and an example of the potentials as well as the limitations of personal narrative and digital technologies for incorporating the voices and self-representations of audiences. By investigating 'Heywire', this thesis illuminates the exciting opportunities and also some profound challenges that arise when public service media institutions invite their audiences to participate as content creators and storytellers.

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ID Code: 88060
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Hancox, Donna, Pearce, Sharyn, & Burgess, Jean
Keywords: ABC, public service media, Heywire, new media, narrative identity, storytelling, digital storytelling, regional youth, voice
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2015 00:27
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 00:27

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