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Western media ‘elite’models challenged by PNG research

Volume 17, Issue 2

October, 2011

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Craddock, P. (2011). Western media ‘elite’models challenged by PNG research. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(2): 210-213. Review of Communication, Culture and Society in Papua New Guinea: Yu Tok Wanem? Edited by Evangelia Papoutsaki, Michael McManus and Patrick Matbob, with a preface by David Robie. Madang, PNG: Divine Word University Press; Auckland: Pacific Media Centre. 2011, 239 pp. ISBN 978-1-877314-94-3
Author(s): Patrick Craddock
Reviewed book edited by Evangelia Papoutsaki, Michael McManus and Patrick Matbob
Publication date: 
October, 2011

More than 20 authors have been included in Communication, Culture and Society in Papua New Guinea: Yu Tok Wanem? This should surely be the book of the month on media in the Pacific. The editors have divided the book into four themes focusing on: mainstream media issues; social issues; information gaps and development issues, and the search for solutions. A glance at the mini-profiles of the authors show that many come from a range of PNG backgrounds, including the Highlands, Bougainville, New Ireland, Manus and East New Britain. Also represented in the book are well-known media academics from New Zealand and Australia.