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From the Ground Up: New Media and Indigenous Reporting


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Media coverage of Indigenous peoples has tended to focus, for a long time, on negatives. It’s also tended, at least in mainstream media, to be dominated by non-Indigenous voices. What do the changes in the media landscape mean for reporting on Indigenous issues? Can new media platforms be harnessed to provide better reporting, representation and recognition of black voices? Hosted by Jack Latimore, with Allan Clarke, Paul Daley, Amy McQuire and Steve Hodder Watt.

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Jack Latimore

Jack Latimore is an Indigenous researcher with the Centre for Advancing Journalism. He is currently involved in the development of several projects aimed at improving the quality of Indigenous representation and participation in the mainstream media-sphere. His journalism work has appeared in Koori ... Read more

Allan Clarke

Allan Clarke is a Muruwuri man who grew up in the town of Bourke in western NSW. Currently, Allan is BuzzFeed Australia’s national Indigenous affairs reporter. Previously, he has worked as the western Sydney reporter for ABC News, and as a senior reporter on Living Black, SBS Televis... Read more

Amy McQuire

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 ... Read more

Paul Daley

Paul Daley is an author, short story writer, journalist, essayist and playwright. His most recent book is the political novel, Challenge. He is the author of five non-fiction books, two of which – Beersheba and Canberra – have been finalists in major literary awards ... Read more

Steve Hodder Watt

Steve Hodder Watt is a Lardil man from Mornington Island (Gulf of Carpentaria, north-west Queensland) and has worked in Indigenous media and publishing in Central Australia for over 20 years. Steve has worked as senior news and current affairs broadcaster at CAAMA Radio (Central Australian Aborigina... Read more


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