Lisa Waller

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10 Mar 2017

The ABC’s decision this week to reinvigorate regional journalism is a positive step. The challenge now is to embed journalists where they are needed most. This will be no easy feat for city-based ABC managers trying to navigate regional and rural Australia’s changing, uneven and...



2 Mar 2016

Kristy Hess and Lisa Waller argue that media reform is a chance for Australia to move on from archaic laws drafted “in an analogue world” to create a media monopoly board that is set for the digital era.

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23 Nov 2012

The Media and Indigenous Policy Report is an outcome of 'The Australian News Media and Indigenous Policymaking 1988-2008' project, funded by an ARC Discovery Project grant. It investigated how journalism impacts on the development of Indigenous social policy. Analysis of media and policy texts, and...


26 Jun 2012

Anticipating media coverage is now a key element in the development of Indigenous policy, report Kerry McCallum and Lisa Waller in Inside Story

FIVE years ago, on 21 June 2007, Australian armed forces descended on remote Indigenous communities with the national news...

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1 Jan 2012

This paper examines the role of small newspapers in Australia when bizarre and shocking crimes are committed locally. These crimes often attract intense media attention that casts a net of shame across entire townships through their representation as places of fascination and fear in the...

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