New article: Dimensions of Indigenous journalism culture: Exploring Māori news-making in Aotearoa New Zealand

JournalismMy first article from my study of Māori journalists has been published online first by the journal Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. It looks at the presence of a number of dimensions of Indigenous journalism culture which are present in Aotearoa New Zealand. The abstract states:

Indigenous news media have experienced significant growth across the globe in recent years, but they have received only limited attention in mainstream society or the journalism and communication research community. Yet, Indigenous journalism is playing an arguably increasingly important role in contributing to Indigenous politics and identities, and is worthy of closer analysis. Using in-depth interviews, this article provides an overview of the main dimensions of Indigenous journalism as they can be found in the journalism culture of Māori journalists in Aotearoa New Zealand. It argues that Māori journalists see their role as providing a counter-narrative to mainstream media reporting and as contributing to Indigenous empowerment and revitalization of their language. At the same time, they view themselves as watchdogs, albeit within a culturally specific framework that has its own constraints. The article argues that the identified dimensions are reflective of evidence on Indigenous journalism from across the globe.

The article link is here.

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About folkerhanusch

Dr Folker Hanusch is Professor of Journalism at the University of Vienna, Austria.
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