Through the ears of the audience: Emerging definitions of news from community radio audiences

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Title Through the ears of the audience: Emerging definitions of news from community radio audiences
Author Meadows, Michael; Ewart, Jacqueline Ann; Forde, Susan Rachael; Foxwell-Norton, Kerrie
Publication Title Proceedings of the 2005 Journalism Education Association Conference
Editor Stephen Stockwell and Ben Isakhan
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Gold Coast
Publisher Griffith University
Abstract In traditional forms of journalism the news value of conflict is typically preferred over other values. Public and civic journalism have tried to address some of the problems associated with this by reinvigorating the media's democratic and public debate functions. However, few forms of journalism have been able to systematically challenge and redefine widely-accepted notions of news values. We argue in this paper that traditional definitions of news and information are being challenged at the everyday level of production in the community broadcasting sector. In part, this is implicit in the sectors' mandate to provide access and participation at the level of “community” for those groups otherwise denied access to media. We suggest that a challenge to traditional news values (and to definitions of journalism) is evident in the type of news and information and the ways in which it is being collected and produced by community media workers.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2005. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 1920952551
Conference name JEA Conference 2005
Location Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Date From 2005-11-29
Date To 2005-12-02
Date Accessioned 2006-01-23
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Communication and Media Studies
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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