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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.697, CiteScore: 2)
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Australasian J. of Early Childhood     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.535, CiteScore: 1)
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Australasian Music Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Parks and Leisure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Plant Conservation: J. of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian and New Zealand Continence J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Art Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Bookseller & Publisher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Bulletin of Labour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Canegrower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Coeliac     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.317, CiteScore: 1)
Australian Field Ornithology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Forest Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Grain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Holstein J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Australian Intl. Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Australian J. of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Advanced Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Asian Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian J. of Cancer Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian J. of Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.158, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian J. of Language and Literacy, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.282, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Australian J. of Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Medical Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian J. of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian J. of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian J. of Music Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.549, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Parapsychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.511, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Social Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.399, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.281, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Water Resources     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian J.ism Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Life Scientist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Nursing J. : ANJ     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Orthoptic J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Senior Mathematics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Sugarcane     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Tax Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Universities' Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Voice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bar News: The J. of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
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Breastfeeding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brolga: An Australian J. about Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Childrenz Issues: J. of the Children's Issues Centre     Full-text available via subscription  
Chiropractic J. of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.563, CiteScore: 1)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Connect     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary PNG Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Context: J. of Music Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Corporate Governance Law Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Critical Care and Resuscitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.032, CiteScore: 1)
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Current Issues in Criminal Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dance Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
DANZ Quarterly: New Zealand Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Early Days: J. of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Early Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
EarthSong J.: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
East Asian Archives of Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
Educare News: The National Newspaper for All Non-government Schools     Full-text available via subscription  
Educating Young Children: Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Education in Rural Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Research and Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Educational Research J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Electronic J. of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Employment Relations Record     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Federal Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Fijian Studies: A J. of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Food New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gambling Research: J. of the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Gay and Lesbian Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gender Impact Assessment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Geographical Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Geriatric Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Grief Matters : The Australian J. of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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Australian Journalism Review
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  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Information under control: Medical news in France
           between the early 1950s and early 1980s
    • Abstract: Marchetti, Dominique
      This article offers an analysis of the process of construction of scientific sections in the French generalist media between the beginning of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1980s. Using the specific case of medicine, it shows that this type of information occupied a singular position because it was relatively well-controlled by medical institutions with the collaboration of a small group of specialised journalists. The historic comparison emphasises the fact that the news coverage of medicine was more consensual than today because the scientific discourse was not controversial.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - The media logic of health journalism: Strategies and
           limitations in covering social determinants
    • Abstract: Hinnant, Amanda; Subramanian, Roma; Jenkins, Joy
      This study explores challenges faced by health journalists resulting from the demands of media logic (Altheide and Snow, 1979; 1991; 2013), a conceptual framework that describes a routinised, habitual means of constructing media messages. Through 17 in-depth interviews, US health journalists considered how they might improve health news reporting. This research investigates how media logic has affected journalists' abilities to cover health realities, including decisions they make to accommodate media logic formats and perceptions about audience interpretations. One pattern is the focus on individual determinants of health, which precludes the exploration of fundamental, complex, socially determined causes of health problems. Through discussing barriers and prevailing norms of newswork, the research uncovers limitations of media logic that are more ideological than structural, exposes critiques of the journalistic culture that media logic fosters, and presents opportunities for challenging these standards. This research supports the idea that news-making structures, including media funding, ownership and audience capital, reify problems in public understanding of health determinants.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Health journalism - evolution and innovation in the
           digital age
    • Abstract: Bonfiglioli, Catriona; Cullen, Trevor
      Health journalism meets a significant public need and influences health, but digital disruption in the news media and the migration of audiences towards new media platforms pose significant challenges to the specialisation. The earliest journalists carving out the niche for health journalism faced an uphill battle against government and medical professionals' influence. Since then, the specialisation has grown in scope, professionalism and quality, but cuts to mainstream media staffing, new entrants to the field of health information and evidence the "news hole" for health is shrinking position health journalists in the eye of a maelstrom. Key challenges include source dependency, neglect of socio-economic drivers of ill health, a paucity of critical appraisal skills, a clash of cultures between medicine and the media, neglect of community voices, verification, and competing for audiences in the tough attention economy. In this article, we discuss current scholarship relating to these challenges and the ways health journalists are responding to them by developing experimental forms of social journalism, innovating with diversified platforms, collaborating with health professionals and using crowd-sourcing to bring neglected voices and issues to the fore.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Jillian Hocking May 24, 1959 - November 8, 2017
    • Abstract: Murrell, Colleen
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Philip Chubb January 31, 1951 - November 9, 2017
    • Abstract: Simons, Margaret
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - A farewell note from the editor
    • Abstract: Richards, Ian
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Beyond newsrooms: Younger journalists talk about job
           loss and re-employment in Australian journalism
    • Abstract: O'Donnell, Penny
      This article examines the re-employment destinations of 10 younger journalists who lost newsroom jobs in the period 2012 to 2014, to understand the work options available in the current Australian labour market. With field theory as a framework, it considers how and why seven of these younger journalists now work beyond newsrooms, either freelancing or in corporate journalism (but not public relations). The remaining three younger journalists, who were in a position to push ahead with their careers, are still engaged in mainstream news reporting. The transition from full-time newsroom jobs to other forms of employment was tougher for some than others. The article argues these younger journalists pragmatically adjusted their ideas of journalistic work to suit their altered circumstances. These results are interpreted through the lens of field theory, and contextualised in the research on the transformation of journalism.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Why print now': An intimate study of Australian
           small-scale, independent magazines
    • Abstract: Carlin, Kira; Mason, Bonita
      At a time when print newspapers and magazines are closing, small, independent and print magazines are opening for business and thriving in increasing numbers. This paper describes a small-scale, practice-led and autoethnographic study designed to contribute to understandings of how and why the often "amateur" editors of these magazines - known as "indies" - start and develop them. In this digital age, it asks "Why print now'". As a co-founder of indie magazine Lost, Kira Carlin's motivations for starting and developing her magazine are explored and described alongside those of three other indie publishers. Together, their motivations, practices and experiences are described and placed in the context of the broader magazine field in Australia, and of the developing scholarly literature on magazines. The study finds a mix of commercial, community-oriented and voice-related motivations, and success factors that reflect these motivations, along with other success factors related to employment, readership, inclusion, identity and the aesthetics and feel of the magazines themselves.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Inspiring call to action [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Waller, Lisa
      Review(s) of: Digital political radical, by Fenton, N. (2016), Cambridge, Polity, ISBN 9780745650869, pbk, 232pp, $36.95.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Contributor notes
    • PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - AJR ethical standards and procedures
    • PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - A critical eye or uncritical reverence': Why some
           reporters neglect to challenge prestigious medical/health sources
    • Abstract: Furlan, Patrizia
      The credibility of news reports rests on elite sources who provide evidentiary support for claims made and in return are given access to the public via the news media. The "expert-source", who is considered authoritative and possesses expertise, has particular significance in medical and health reporting. But the complexity of scientific work, a "reverential" attitude towards prestige sources and stringent workplace conditions indicate this "beat" is vulnerable to outside influences. A study of Australian medical and health journalists and their public relations sources suggests that a minority of reporters enact watchdog vigilance on stories regarding medical research. Using surveys and in-depth interviews, this study found that although journalists strive for quality in their work, few challenge the claims of all sources. An uncritical acceptance of findings such as those published in peer-reviewed journals suggests health journalists may not be sceptical enough of media releases sent to alert them to the latest medical research, despite the fact inflated claims in media releases may be responsible for misleading or exaggerated medical news stories. Although journalists were found to be thorough when assessing the credibility of claims by industry and government, they were reluctant to use the same methods for stories promoted by PR communication officers on behalf of scientists.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Digital media and models of biocommunicability in
           health journalism: Insights from the production and reception of mental
           health news
    • Abstract: Holland, Kate
      This article explores some of the ways in which digital and social media are potentially impacting health journalism, with particular attention to a series of interviews with Australian journalists about their experiences when reporting on mental health issues. The article draws on the concept of biocommunicability developed by Briggs and Hallin as a lens through which to examine the ways in which journalists position themselves and other social actors in the construction of health news. In particular, the article engages the question of how digital media may work to enable and constrain biomedical authority, patient-consumer and public sphere orientations to health journalism. The article considers the interview findings in relation to previous research from journalism studies and focuses on issues around sourcing practices, content demands and web traffic/analytics as a measure of audience interest. Some areas for further research are identified.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - News media reporting of health crises in developing
           nations: Lessons from Indonesia's polio outbreak
    • Abstract: Romano, Angela; Moran, Thomas
      This article identifies five core problems that can detrimentally affect the quality of news media reporting on public health crises, and points to contextual factors that increase the prevalence of these problems in journalism in developing nations. The article uses Indonesia as a case study, with a focus on news media reporting in the wake of a major polio outbreak. At the time of the outbreak, average vaccination rates were reported as only 72 per cent, with immunity below 56 per cent in some areas. In this context, this potentially deadly disease spread rapidly until targeted immunisation campaigns in affected provinces as well as three national campaigns were conducted. Participation in the first targeted vaccination round was high, but children need multiple doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV), and numbers returning for the second round plummeted in high-risk areas. A survey of parents and other caregivers indicated that the most significant reason for this decline was alarm triggered by media reports about OPV safety. This article presents the findings of textual analysis of news media reports in Indonesia in the months following the first immunisation rounds. The analysis highlights five significant problems that impaired the accuracy and balance of reportage about OPV. These were (i) a propensity to accept comments or information at face value; (ii) limited evaluation of the newsworthiness or contextual significance of the information being reported; (iii) burying of the lead behind dramatic headlines and opening paragraphs; (iv) sensationalism; and (v) a need for increased contextualisation of facts.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Outlining a model of social journalism for health
    • Abstract: Sweet, Melissa; Geia, Lynore; Dudgeon, Pat; McCallum, Kerry; Finlay, Summer May; Williams, Megan; McInerney, Marie; Armstrong, Ruth; Doggett, Jennifer; Coopes, Amy; Ward, Mitchell J; Senior, Tim; Ricketson, Matthew
      Social journalism is an emerging field of practice that seeks to reframe journalism as an action-oriented service built on relationships and collaborations, rather than as primarily content or a product. It offers opportunities for innovation that re-centre the public interest roles of journalism at a time when public interest journalism is in crisis. This article outlines a 10-point model for social journalism, drawing on case studies in health journalism connected to the online platform Croakey.org. These case studies show how using decolonising and participatory action frameworks can transform journalism research and practice, with potential benefits for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They also illustrate a dynamic process of knowledge exchange between journalism research and practice. Elements of the proposed model for social journalism practice include: standpoint; transdisciplinary practice; connectivity; relationships; responsive listening; reflexivity; immersion; transparency and trust; creativity and innovation; and an ethic of service and outcomes. It is a model in which transformative health journalism facilitates and enables transformation in spheres beyond journalism. This article also considers the constraints and challenges facing social journalism initiatives and practitioners, and makes recommendations for policy.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Meeting the challenges of reporting on public health
           in the new media landscape
    • Abstract: Steffens, Maryke S; Dunn, Adam G; Leask, Julie
      Specialist health journalists play an important role in public health by critically appraising and reporting on new health information, yet this role is under threat from commercial pressures on media organisations. Journalists filling the gap created by the loss of specialist health journalists may lack the skills, knowledge and time to maintain quality in health reporting. In parallel, social media has become an important conduit for health information, increasing the diversity of sources available to the public. Individuals may lack the tools to evaluate quality and integrity in the large and increasing volumes of information. Here we examine these challenges in the new media landscape with a review of purposively selected literature on quality in health reporting and health information online, and the impacts on public health seen in the decisions made by individuals through to policy makers. We identify innovations that could provide practical ways for journalists to maintain integrity and quality in health reporting. We also examine the perspectives of other stakeholders, recommending that researchers and health experts improve collaboration with journalists, as well as becoming active participants in information dissemination and public discussions around health. We identify new policies through which governments can support public interest journalism, and discuss innovations to help individuals become more critical consumers of health information in the media.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - #JustJustice: Rewriting the roles of journalism in
           Indigenous health
    • Abstract: Williams, Megan; Finlay, Summer May; Sweet, Melissa; McInerney, Marie
      #JustJustice was developed as a crowd-funded, cross-disciplinary social journalism project to engage critically and respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about solutions to the public health crisis of rising incarceration rates. The project was led by Aboriginal public health professionals and non-Indigenous health journalists and designers, and was informed by a decolonising methodology that privileged the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and people. This paper presents #JustJustice as a case study, with analysis using an Aboriginal methodology, the Ngaa-bi-nya evaluation framework. It highlights how professional and personal roles can be transformed through sharing journalism practices with community members and public health professionals, providing unique insights for journalism education, research and practice.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Taking journalism and trauma seriously: The importance
           of the AZ case
    • Abstract: Ricketson, Matthew
      The case of an award-winning photographer who sued her newspaper over the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) she suffered is historic because it was the first of its kind in Australia. Such lawsuits are rare if not unprecedented, even in the United States. The plaintiff's lawsuit was unsuccessful but has sparked debate among commentators about the legal tests applied in actions brought by media workers. The case of AZ vs The Age has focused attention on the complex interrelationship between a media organisation's duty of care for its employees and the extent to which it is possible for them to take account of the emotional makeup, circumstances and background of individual photographers and journalists. The case has prompted at least some media companies to extend training and improve support for their employees covering traumatic events, according to the Dart Centre Asia-Pacific.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Measuring news impact on public understanding of
           health policy: An agenda for research
    • Abstract: Walsh-Childers, Kim
      Health experts and many health journalists acknowledge that, to make good health decisions, consumers need information about costs, benefits, harms and the quality of supportive evidence regarding medical interventions. Similarly, citizens' and policymakers' decisions about whether to support health policy proposals should be informed by the best available data on how much such proposals would cost individual citizens and the government, who is likely to benefit and how much, who will be harmed by the policy and to what extent, and what kind of evidence suggests that the policy will have its intended effect. However, little research has examined the quality of journalists' coverage of health policy proposals, and even less has attempted to demonstrate how the inclusion or exclusion of information such as costs, benefits, harms and so forth influences citizen understanding of and support for these policies. Using a thematic literature review approach, this article discusses the research on news coverage of health policy, focusing on the public's need for policy information and the types of coverage news media provide. Based on this review, I argue that the coverage often fails to provide audiences with information that could help them make better decisions about local, state and national health policy proposals. The article proposes a set of criteria for assessing health policy coverage and offers an agenda for future research in this area, with the goal of improving understanding of how news coverage affects public and policymakers' health policy decision making.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Capacity building in health journalism: developing,
           implementing and evaluating educational opportunities in the digital era
    • Abstract: Gastel, Barbara
      This article proposes ways to build health journalism capacity, especially in developing countries. After identifying prerequisites for high-quality health journalism and common barriers to implementation, it describes five current or recent initiatives that may serve as resources or partial models. Next, it identifies approaches that may be instituted more widely in order to increase health journalism capacity. Among them are online resource libraries; email discussion lists; blogs; teaching-material provision; academic-library involvement; online courses; collaboration with professional associations in journalism and other fields; internships and mentorships; workshops bringing together journalists, health professionals and others; development of localised resources; and graduate education of potential leaders in the field. A mix of mutually reinforcing approaches, digital and face-to-face, appears optimal. Careful attention should be given to monitoring, evaluating and sharing experience from initiatives to improve health journalism.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Making the case for a discipline [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Pearson, Mark
      Review(s) of: What is journalism': The art and politics of a rupture, by Nash, C. (2016), London, Palgrave MacMillan, ISBN 9781137399335 hbk, 9781137399342 ebk, hbk, ebk, 247pp, $136 hbk, $116 ebk.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Rigorous but accessible introduction [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Waterhouse-Watson, Deb
      Review(s) of: Media and crime: Content, context and consequence, by Clifford, K., & White, R. (2017), South Melbourne, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195598285, pbk, 315pp, $79.95.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Having a voice and being heard [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Ross, Tara
      Review(s) of: Minorities and media: Producers, industries and audiences, by Budarick, J., and Han, G. (Eds.). (2017), London, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 9781137596307, 9781137596314, hbk, ebk, 204pp, $204.99 hbk, 76.99 ebk.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Cogent account of media influence
    • Abstract: Spurgeon, Christina
      The dynamics of news and indigenous policy in Australia, by McCallum, K., and Waller, L. (2017), Bristol and Chicago, Intellect, ISBN 9781783208128, pbk, epdf, epub, 320pp, 36 pounds, $US48.

      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:55:42 GMT
       
 
 
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