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Black Stories Matter

4. Chipping away at the fourth wall - fighting media silence and looking to the future


First Nations in Australia have had extraordinary patience in the face of extraordinary denial.
In the words of Yothu Yindi’s song, Treaty, Aboriginal people have repeatedly seen “promises can disappear just like writing in the sand.”
In this series we’ve talked about how the media has repeatedly failed Aboriginal political aspirations and how Australia's media landscape requires a transformation that needs to go much deeper than issues of representation.
In this episode of Black Stories Matter, we're going to be hearing from leading Aboriginal journalists who have faced these barriers from inside the newsrooms and are carving out their own pathway to tell Black stories.
Chaired by Amy Thomas from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at University Technology Sydney, the discussion features Kamilaroi woman and Indigenous Affairs reporter at the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Ella Archibald-Binge, descendent from the Gamilaraay and Yawalaraay nation and The Guardian's Indigenous Affairs editor, Lorena Allam, and UTS Lecturer from the School of Communication, Dr Anne Maree Payne.
This podcast is inspired by the book 'Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations: 45 years of news media reporting of key political moments’ by Amy Thomas, Heidi Norman and Andrew Jakubowicz from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS.
The Black Stories Matter podcast was made with the support of Aboriginal Affairs New South Wales as part of a strategy to improve the dynamics between Aboriginal people and governments.


Episode 5

Season 1

by Impact Studios at UTS