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Radio writes back: Challenging media stereotypes of race and identity

Volume 14, Issue 2

September, 2008

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Angel, S. (2008). Radio writes back: Challenging media stereotypes of race and identity. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(2): 123-140.
The public right to know
Author(s): Susan Angel
Publication date: 
October, 2008

Post-colonial theory has become an important but not uncontested lens through which a range of literary works have been analysed and the engine for the production of a range of creative works. This article looks at two concepts from post-colonial theory: ‘the colonisation of the mind’, and Salman Rushdie’s notion of ‘writing back to the centre’ and how they might be applied to an analysis of journalistic texts. This article explores the usefullness for post-colonial theory as both heuristic device and a framework for the production of journalism in the context of the recent media coverage of the federal government's intervention in the National Territory Aborginal communities.