New News: Indigenous Voices
With the proliferation of new media tools, Indigenous Australians are some of the most innovative new media users. They’re engaging previously overlooked communities and enabling citizens in new ways. We’ll talk about the new media revolution in Indigenous communication.
With Kelly Briggs, Gamilaroi writer (the Guardian, Croakey), Amy McQuire (Tracker), Jim Remedio, station manager at 3KND and Patricia Karvelas, of the Australian. Chaired by Ellie Rennie, Swinburne University of Technology.
Supported by Melbourne Social Equity Institute.
Kelly Briggs writes about First Australian issues from an intersectional feminist viewpoint. Kelly is a supporter of First Peoples Self Determination and has been published in the Guardian, New Matilda, Croakey and the Hoopla. She was the winner of Social commentary blog of the year 2014 by the Australian Writers Centre for her blog thekooriwoman.wordpress.com and is currently working on an anthology piece for Indigenous X.
Patricia Karvelas is a prominent Australian journalist, beginning her professional career at the ABC and SBS 20 years ago.
She currently presents Radio National’s flagship radio current affairs programme RN Drive – a role she took up in January 2015. Patricia co-hosts the ABC’s popular weekly political podcast, The Party Room. She also presents Afternoon Briefing on ABC news TV at 4pm every day.
Amy McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman from Rockhampton in central Queensland. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland into media representations of violence against Aboriginal women. She is also a freelance writer and journalist.
Amy has been the editor of the National Indigenous Times and Tracker magazine, was a former NITV National News political correspondent and journalist, senior reporter for New Matilda and producer for 98.9 FM in Brisbane. Recently, Amy was the Indigenous Affairs Reporter at Buzzfeed News Australia.
Over the past four years, Amy has co-hosted the investigative podcast ‘Curtain’ with human rights lawyer Martin Hodgson. The podcast puts forth the case for innocence for Aboriginal man Kevin Henry, who was wrongfully convicted in 1992.
Jim Remedio is station manager at 3KND. Jim has 30 years’ experience in community and national radio media networks throughout Australia. He was chairman of the National Indigenous Media Association Australia and managed the establishment of the National Indigenous Radio Service, Remote Indigenous Media Services.