Towards a multi-ethnic public sphere? African-Australian media and minority-majority relations

John Nathaniel Budarick, Gil-Soo Han

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The potential connections between minority ethnic media producers and the majority ethnic group in multicultural societies have received little academic attention. As a result, important questions regarding the role of ethnic minority media beyond their specialised audiences have remained largely unanswered. In this article, we draw upon a series of interviews with African-Australian media producers in Melbourne and interrogate the relationship between ethnic minority media and the broader Australian public sphere. Drawing on Husband s notion of the multi-ethnic public sphere as an ideal-type model, we analyse the explicit and implicit attempts by African-Australian broadcasters and media producers to communicate across communities and to positively impact the practices and understandings of White Australian journalists and audiences. (c) The Author(s) 2015.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1254 - 1265
Number of pages12
JournalMedia, Culture and Society
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • African-Australian
  • ethnic
  • media
  • minority
  • multi-ethnic
  • public sphere

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