Indigenous and Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia
By Susan Forde, Kerrie Foxwell and Michael Meadows
ISBN 9781841502755 | Paperback | £19.95, $35
ABOUT THE TITLE
The audience-producer boundary has collapsed in indigenous and ethnic
community broadcasting, and this is the first comprehensive study globally
to chart the rise of its new relationship.
Based on studies of radio and television audiences in Australia, the
argue that community radio and television worldwide represents an essential
service for indigenous and ethnic audiences, empowering them at various
levels, fostering "active citizenry" and enhancing the processes of
democracy. The authors, former journalists, spent months on the road,
traveling tens of thousands of kilometers from urban centres to the most
remote regions of the Central Desert to ask why they engage with and adapt
local broadcast media. They draw on two decades of primary research
taken from face-to-face interviews and focus-group discussions with
audiences. Consequently, 'Developing Dialogues' offers international
researchers a new social, cultural and historical perspective on the
emergence of the unique Australian community broadcasting sector within the
context of other global trends. It will appeal to scholars of media and
cultural studies, as well as to industry practitioners and policy makers.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Dr Susan Forde is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the Centre for Public
Culture and Ideas in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Griffith
Kerrie Foxwell is Associate Lecturer in Media, Communication and Youth
Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
Michael Meadows is Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Humanities
at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
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