Australian sports media: ‘There’s this pigeonholing of Indigenous voices’ | Marnie Vinall

For broadcasters Shelley Ware and Rana Hussain, women and people from diverse backgrounds are underrepresentedShelley Ware, an experienced media personality across television and radio and Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman, recently posted to Twitter: “I’ll be honest the lack of diversity in media in 2021 is unsettling and the fact that, as an Aboriginal woman - even though I have 20 years of experience - I don’t even cross mainstream media’s minds. We have a long way to go…”Research by Media Diversity Australia and four Australian universities found that as of August 2020, 75% of presenters, commentators and reporters in Australia have an Anglo-Celtic background, while only 6% have an Indigenous or non-European background. Additionally, a report by MEAA on women in media also found that in Australia only 10% of sports reporters are women. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-22 19:00:22 UTC ]
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