Ben Goldsmith


The right thing

The screening of the ABC’s ambitious courtroom drama, Crownies, coincides with a renewed debate about Australian content. Ben Goldsmith has been watching them both.
Conference paper

Outside the box: Television 2018' project background, research questions, and critical uncertainties

In 2004 when this project was first planned, it had already been apparent for some time that what we knew as ‘television’ was undergoing substantial change. It was also apparent that a period of further and even greater transformation lay ahead. In Australia, as around...

Australian international cinema

This article argues that contemporary debates around Australian cinema and audiovisual production here are too narrow. This prevents us from considering fully what that production entails for Australian cinema, what it means, who it speaks to, and how it could spark new conversations about the...

Cultural and social policy objectives for broadcasting in converging media systems

Prepared for the Australian Broadcasting Authority by Ben Goldsmith, Julian Thomas, Tom O'Regan and Stuart Cunningham, The Future for Local Content: Options for Emerging Technologies considers the cultural and social objectives of media policy in the context of technological change - including the transition to...