Why is the Australian media missing First Nations voices?

Monday, 15 June 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Image Binuri Ranasinghe/Flickr

Reema Rattan talks to senior editor at NITV Jack Latimore and Heidi Norman, Professor of Australian Aboriginal Political History at UTS and one of the editors of 'Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations? 45 years of news media reporting of key political moments' (2019) about how the Australian media ignores the voices of First Nations peoples in news coverage. Using Norman's book as a launching point, this programs examines the reasons and justifications for this historical absence and whether we can expect change in the near future.


Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong