Australia’s regional news outlets are dying a not-so-slow death, and COVID-19 has accelerated their decline.
We Are Lady Parts is a comedy following the members of a all girl Muslim punk band in London.
British TV is at its best when representing the modern reality of the country.
Women of colour are under-represented both on and behind the camera in the UK media.
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A large body of research shows the lack of diversity in the UK news media.
The news Foxtel received a speedy funding boost as the ABC faces another round of damaging cost cuts will raise eyebrows. And questions about how we spend taxpayers’ money.
Mukbang writer and director Eliza Scanlen.
We are being told we must choose between free speech or bullying. These aren’t the real options.
Most of the community radio stations operate on a survivalist level, and should be seen as struggling small, medium and micro enterprises.
Susan Stamberg interviewed President Jimmy Carter during a National Public Radio call-in program in 1979.
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From the beginning, National Public Radio vowed that it would speak with ‘many voices.’
The cast of The Golden Shield by Anchuli Felicia King, currently on at Melbourne Theatre Company, shows faces too rarely seen on stage.
New research shows less than 10% of Australia’s artistic directors come from culturally diverse backgrounds – but many didn’t want the research to be done at all.
Michelle Guthrie in 2018: the former ABC managing director made greater staff diversity a top priority. But her final Equity and Diversity annual report failed to meet several long-held targets.
As we face a growing tide of unregulated hate speech, the media is crucial in normalising diversity. Yet progress here has been slow. Even the ABC has failed to meet some of its own targets for hiring a diversity of employees.
After 28 years on screen, the controversial character of Apu is set to be written out of The Simpsons.
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Writing Apu out of The Simpsons is a simplistic solution to the issue of diversity in media. Instead, we need to support programming created by people of colour.
Is the Australian media industry willing to come together to fight against global streaming media companies, or will Australian media continue to battle each other?
Keating said the media free-for-all the Turnbull government was permitting under its new law would “result in an effective and dramatic close down in diversity and with it, opinion”.
Keating said that for more than half a century, Nine had never done other than display “the opportunism and ethics of an alley cat.”
Television continues to be the main source of media consumption for kids.
It’s not just how characters look. How they talk and the role they play have a profound impact on kids, who are quick to categorize characters as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ based on superficial qualities.
The increasing use of social media for news is alarming, because the information is not always reliable.
New research shows that Australians from diverse backgrounds are turning away from traditional media and heading online, a trend that has great significance for media companies.
The latest reforms will do nothing to prevent further concentration of Australia’s media landscape.
The last-minute bargaining on media reforms are a minimalistic band-aid response that will do nothing to prevent further concentration of Australia’s media landscape.
The government on Wednesday finally clinched a deal with the crossbench Nick Xenophon Team.
Under the government’s new rules, a company will be able to have TV, radio and print outlets in the same market.
The government should restore funding to public broadcasters SBS and ABC enabling them to produce more public interest journalism.
There are plenty of models around the globe where governments are supporting public interest journalism at arm’s length.
Mitch Fifield recently announced the Turnbull government would once again attempt to tackle media reform.
The Australian media policy omelette cannot simply be unscrambled. But forward-thinking diversity rules could help prevent further concentration of media ownership.
Striking Fairfax journalists protest out the front of Parliament House, Canberra.
As the federal government looks to reform media ownership laws, the Australian media environment – in diversity and stability – is looking decidedly shaky.
PBS headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
When the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was founded 50 years ago, it was supposed to reflect the nation’s disparate voices.