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Constructing a Riot: Television News and Aborigines

Media Information Australia
Issue 68 (May 1993)

Abstract: A case study of the 'Brewarrina riot' that occurred on 15 August, 1987 is considered to explore the biased manner in which repeated and selective images were used in television news to associate Australian Aborigines with irrational violence and riots. It is suggested that an increased participation of Aborigines in mainstream media or the operation of a strong, independent Aboriginal-controlled media would prevent the creation of such stereotypes of Aborigines.

To cite this article: Goodall, Heather. Constructing a Riot: Television News and Aborigines [online]. Media Information Australia, No. 68, May 1993: 70-77. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=148157422278103;res=IELLCC> ISSN: 0312-9616. [cited 04 May 16].

Personal Author: Goodall, Heather; Source: Media Information Australia, No. 68, May 1993: 70-77 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0312-9616 Subject: Journalistic ethics; Television broadcasting of news; Aboriginal Australians and mass media; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Member, Racism and Media Research Project, Department of Humanities, University of Technology, Sydney

Database: Literature & Culture Collection