The Centre for Policy Development is developing a series of discussion papers on media policy reform. In this introduction former Centre for Policy Development fellow Emma Dawson and current CPD Director Miriam Lyons argue that the failure to reinvent Australia’s… more
Emma Dawson asks what it would take to ensure that our ABC remains in the service of the Australian public, rather than the Government.
Submission to the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) In response to MEETING THE DIGITAL CHALLENGE Reforming Australia’s media in the digital age DISCUSSION PAPER ON MEDIA REFORM OPTIONS By Emma Dawson Media Policy Coordinator New Matilda… more
The New Matilda Media Convenor Emma Dawson responded to Meeting the digital challenge, Minister Helen Coonan’s discussion paper on media reform, in a submission to the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts last week. The submission presents the… more
Communications minister Senator Helen Coonan released her long-awaited proposal for changes to Australian media ownership laws yesterday. The Centre for Policy Development Media Convenor Emma Dawson provides our readers with a summary of the key points contained in Coonan’s discussion… more
Miriam Lyons argues that citizen journalism projects like SourceWatch could help halt the decline of investigative journalism.
‘The old fashioned notion of setting out to discover what is really going on in the lives of such families and their communities has ceased to be the primary purpose of journalism. The circularity of the management of ideas and… more
Tony Moore Suggests that the ABC should build on its best traditions to meet the needs of our diverse society in the digital age.