Reporting Diversity
Consultative Structure

National Steering Committee

Committee Structure

The Reporting Diversity Project was a partnership between a number of universities and media organisations across Australia. Several committees have been formed since the commencement of the project in August 2005 as a way to:

  • facilitate communication between the partner organisations in order to achieve the key objectives of the project; and
  • provide a consultation mechanism between the project members and key stakeholders from the media industry and community groups within Australia.

National Steering Committee

The National Steering Committee (NSC) included one or more members from each of the project partners. The role of the Steering Committee included:

  • discussing and determining the policy direction for the project, particularly in relation to the development of the project resources;
  • discussing and commenting on the draft resources;
  • identifying potential members for the Community and Media Reference Groups; and
  • promoting the project to key stakeholders.

The National Steering Committee had regular face-to-face meetings and teleconferences throughout the project. In between these meetings there was constant communication amongst NSC members.

Suellen Tapsall - AIM : UWA Alliance
Gail Phillips - Murdoch University
Ian Richards - University of South Australia
Kathryn Bowd

- University of South Australia

Kerry Green

- University of South Australia

Julie Posetti - University of Canberra
Kerry McCallum - University of Canberra
Lynette Sheridan Burns - University of Western Sydney
Jacqui Ewart - Griffith University
Beth Cotterill - DIAC (from June 2006)
Jenny Sarich - Murdoch University (Project Administrator)

Previous Members:
The following people were members of the Steering Committee over the life of the project and we would like to thank them for their contribution.

David Ingram - SBS (to 2007)
Olya Booyar - SBS (to 2007)
Michelle Toffolon - Media Monitors
Stephen O’Shea – DIMA (to May 2006)
Michael Meadows - Griffith University
Steven Stockwell - Griffith University
Georgie McClean - SBS (from June 2008)
Greg Dolgopolov - Media Monitors / University of NSW

The National Steering Committee would also like to thank the members of the Community Reference Group (CRG) and the Media Reference Group (MRG) for their time and contribution to the project.

Member : Murdoch UniversityMember: Griffith UniversityMember: University of South AustraliaMember: Media MonitorsMember: SBSMember: University of CanberraMember: Journalism Education AssociationMember: University of Western Sydney
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