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Listening in: community media and the politics of listening

First Peoples and community media Media diversity Community broadcasting

This final project report provides a snapshot of sovereign and self-determined voice in community media, with a focus on First Nations voices, refugee and asylum seeker voices, women of colour, migrant diaspora communities, and intersectional voices. It presents results of our research on ‘institutional listening’ among policy-makers and mainstream journalists.

It discusses key challenges to the core values and key functions of community broadcasting in the context of digital disruption, with particular attention to competition for value from social media, and the conflicting values of corporate digital platforms.

Key findings include:

  • A diverse and dynamic First Nations media sector
  • Contained / constrained racialised voices
  • Limited institutional listening
  • Social media competition and conflicting values
Related Information

Listening In research project https://www.listeninginproject.org/

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