Reporting Diversity
Reporting Diversity Project

Project Aims

The Reporting Diversity and Integration (RDI) Project takes the Journalism in Multicultural Australia Project a stage further. The main objectives are to:

  • increase our understanding of the links between media reporting and community perceptions of safety, harmony and multicultural issues;
  • demonstrate – through investigation, communication and education – the impacts of those links on individuals and diverse sectors of Australian society;
  • provide media practitioners, academics and students with tools to enhance their understanding of multicultural issues and equip them for better reporting in these areas ;
  • provide members of the community with information about how the media report multicultural issues and the impact this has on community harmony;
  • further evolve curriculum resources for undergraduate students;
  • increase the applicability of resources to cater for masters level students and beyond;
  • work closely with Reference Group members on the ongoing development of the research materials (especially the Reporting Diversity Bibliographical Database and Media Analysis); and
  • use Reference Group expertise and knowledge to identify important contemporary topics for research over the life of 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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