Blak Bias :: 6:30pm 16th Aug 2022

Blak Bias Podcast- Episode 4

Blak Bias: Native Title and Indigenous Land Ownership in the Media

How much do mainstream journalists understand the nuances of land rights, native title and Indigenous land ownership? 

From the birth of the land rights movement to the introduction of native title laws, mainstream media has often struggled to report accurately on issues of Indigenous land ownership.  Professor Heidi Norman, discusses how this reportage has impacted on the aspirations and self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders while Dr Valerie Cooms, Chairwoman of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation gives you the community perspective on what it’s like to be on the other side of those stories. 

Listen to the extended discussion on the Fourth Estate podcast.


Blak Bias is a collaboration between, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and 2SER Radio. It has been made possible with the support of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas (JNI).

Co-hosts: Rhianna Patrick and Madeline Hayman-Reber. Produced, edited and mixed by Marlene Even at 2SER Radio.


More information:

Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations 

Rural radio and the everyday politics of settlement on Indigenous land, 2019 (A study of ABC Radio’s Country Hour programme) –

Tile artwork:

“Buldyan” (Grandfather), 2018 by Shannon Foster. Commissioned for the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges at UTS.  


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