Media Diversity, Funding Cuts, and the Future of Journalism
As our reliance on the media substantially increases during this national emergency, it’s more important than ever to have diversity and representation in our news feeds. However, Australian universities have recently cut funding to programs that support media students contributing to the diversifying. Marginalised individuals from diverse backgrounds have been left at a disadvantage to thrive in a media landscape that is dominated by Anglo-Australians. How does this impact on the representation and future of journalism in Australia? Ms. Kaye Harrison, Documentary Filmmaker and Program Manager of the Media Mentorship Program at Macquarie University is on the line now to discuss media diversity, funding cuts, and the future of journalism.