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The listening key: unlocking the democratic potential of indigenous participatory media

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article explores how a listening approach might address the complex

    challenges of researching the relationship between Indigenous participation in

    media and mainstream policy-making processes. An overview of contemporary

    Indigenous media demonstrates how digital and social media have built on the

    vibrant and innovative Indigenous media tradition, and enabled a proliferation

    of new Indigenous voices. But do the powerful listen to Indigenous-produced

    media, and does this constitute meaningful participation in the political process?

    The article distinguishes between participation as involvement in the production

    and dissemination of media, and participation as political influence. It argues

    that both meanings are crucial for fully realising the potential of Indigenous

    participatory media, and contends that a listening approach might offer ways to

    research and unlock the democratic potential of Indigenous media participation.

Authors


  •   Waller, Lisa (external author)
  •   Dreher, Tanja
  •   McCallum, Kerry (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Waller, L., Dreher, T. & Mccallum, K. (2015). The listening key: unlocking the democratic potential of indigenous participatory media. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, (154), 57-66.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85000671311

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2205

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 57

End Page


  • 66

Issue


  • 154

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This article explores how a listening approach might address the complex

    challenges of researching the relationship between Indigenous participation in

    media and mainstream policy-making processes. An overview of contemporary

    Indigenous media demonstrates how digital and social media have built on the

    vibrant and innovative Indigenous media tradition, and enabled a proliferation

    of new Indigenous voices. But do the powerful listen to Indigenous-produced

    media, and does this constitute meaningful participation in the political process?

    The article distinguishes between participation as involvement in the production

    and dissemination of media, and participation as political influence. It argues

    that both meanings are crucial for fully realising the potential of Indigenous

    participatory media, and contends that a listening approach might offer ways to

    research and unlock the democratic potential of Indigenous media participation.

Authors


  •   Waller, Lisa (external author)
  •   Dreher, Tanja
  •   McCallum, Kerry (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Waller, L., Dreher, T. & Mccallum, K. (2015). The listening key: unlocking the democratic potential of indigenous participatory media. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, (154), 57-66.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85000671311

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2205

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 57

End Page


  • 66

Issue


  • 154

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom