Lisa Waller

Journal article

'The Snowtown we know and love': Small newspapers and heinous crimes

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...

Regions at the pointy end of media reform

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. Read the full article on The Conversation.

ABC restructure good for regions, but we now need to understand more about the media terrain

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...

The media and Indigenous policy: how news media reporting and mediatized practice impact on Indigenous policy

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...

Managing the optics of the Intervention

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