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Not Just News to Us: Disruption and Indigenous New Media

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Indigenous voices are flourishing online, but are any being heard? What impact is the proliferation of Black media having on mainstream news values and journalistic practices? Has it improved the representation of Indigenous people? Are these active voices disrupting and contesting other important forums? This panel will discuss the civic impact of new media enabled First Nations news outlets, how they work, what can be improved and what to expect next.

Featuring

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

Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson is the founder of Indigenous media organisation IndigenousX. He is an editor, writer, consultant and public speaker.

Michelle Lovegrove

Michelle is a Ngarrindjeri Latvian woman born in Port Augusta, South Australia and brought up in the Illawarra region of the state of New South Wales. She has worked in commercial Australian television and radio across three states, national public broadcaster ABC with News Radio and ten years at SB... Read more

Lisa Waller

Lisa Waller is a senior lecturer in Communication at the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University. Her research centres on questions about how news shapes society, especially at the local level, but also in fields including the justice system and policymaking.  She was a new... Read more

Summer May Finlay

Summer is a Yorta Yorta Woman who grew up in Lake Macquarie near Newcastle. She has worked in Aboriginal affairs at the National level and has strong professional connections across the country in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service sector. She specialize... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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