We monitor the media to increase understanding of how social cohesion in Australian communities is impacted by racially biased media articles. The project came about through collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) which highlighted the need for such work.
We use a three-pronged approach that consists of media monitoring, analysing the online impact of race-related articles, and community-lead solutions to reduce the negative impacts on affected communities.
We worked with UTS to create a media monitoring framework. We continue to work with UTS to refine the framework as needed.
We use the framework to assess race-related articles and TV shows. We look to see if they portray race inclusively, neutrally or negatively. Specifically, we sample articles from the opinion and editorial sections of newspapers with the highest readership and selected TV current affairs shows. The newspapers and TV shows we cover are:
|The Age||60 Minutes (Nine)|
|The Australian||7:30 (ABC)|
|The Courier Mail||A Current Affair (Nine)|
|The Daily Telegraph||The Feed (SBS)|
|Herald Sun||The Project (Ten)|
|The Sydney Morning Herald||Sunday Night (Seven)|
|Today Tonight (Seven)|
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