The dynamics of news and Indigenous policy in Australia

McCallum, K and Waller, L 2017, The dynamics of news and Indigenous policy in Australia, Intellect Bristol, United Kingdom.


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Title The dynamics of news and Indigenous policy in Australia
Author(s) McCallum, K
Waller, L
Year 2017
Publisher Intellect Bristol
Place of publication United Kingdom
Subjects Communication Studies
Summary Despite intense concern among academics and advocates, there remains an absence of scholarship on the way media reporting exacerbates, rather than resolves, policy problems. To fill part of this gap, this book offers rich insights into the news media's role in the development of policy in Australia, and explores the complex and interactive relationship between news media and Australian Indigenous affairs. Kerry McCallum and Lisa Waller critically examine how Indigenous health, bilingual education, and controversial legislation were portrayed through public media, and they look closely at how Indigenous people were both being excluded from policy and media discussion, as well as using the media to their advantage. To that end, the book poses important questions about the power of news media to shape the national conversation, and the complex and dynamic relationships between news media and politics.
Copyright notice © 2017 Intellect Ltd
Keyword(s) Australasian & Pacific history
Educational strategies & policy
Indigenous peoples
Media studies
ISBN 9781783208128
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