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Susan Forde


Digital connections: a survey of Australian ethnic community broadcasting - preliminary report

This report presents the results of a national survey into ethnic community broadcasting stations around Australia. The survey was conducted online in English throughout 2022, and was open to station managers, ethnic program coordinators at generalist community radio stations, programmers, and ethnic community broadcasters.

Off the wire

Conceived as a locally oriented source of world news, Australian Associated Press has fallen victim to a changing media landscape.
Conference paper

Looking for new answers in old methods: The independent press and the solutions they offer to the 'crisis of content'

An increasing number of researchers are investigating the growth of independent, alternative, community, and radical media globally _ at a time when both the academy and practitioners are concerned about the changing nature of news, independent media outlets seems to be offering a return to...

Community media matters: an audience study of the Australian community broadcasting sector

This report presents the results of the first national qualitative research study into Australian community broadcasting audiences. It explores why a significant and increasing number of Australians listen to community radio and/or watch community television, what they value about it, and how it meets their...

Culture, commitment, community - the Australian community radio sector

In this report Susan Forde, Michael Meadows and Kerrie Foxwell from Griffith University's Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy examine a range of issues associated with the current Australian community radio industry. In particular they address the structure of the sector, the characteristics...