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Australia

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

Australia, film in

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A Dictionary of Film Studies

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2012
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...in Australia: where Australia appeared in feature films, it was as a location for foreign-made productions like On the Beach ( Stanley Kramer , US, 1959 ). The 1970s, however, saw a series of government-led initiatives: the remit of the Australian Film Development Corporation (1970–75) and the Australian Film Commission (1975–80) was to stimulate feature production; while that of the National Film and Television School, founded in 1973 , was to train local filmmakers. This period saw the emergence of a distinctive style in films of the New Australian...

Journalism Education Association of Australia

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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Media studies
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...Journalism Education Association of Australia ( JEAA ) A membership and networking organization covering journalism educators working in Australia. Formed in 1975 , initially as the Australian Association for Tertiary Education in Journalism, it became the JEAA in 1980 and publishes the journal, Australian Journalism Review . See also journalism education . http://www.jeaa.org.au/join-us/212/ JEAA conference...

Australian

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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...Australian A national daily broadsheet newspaper in Australia that is part of the Murdoch empire , having been launched by Rupert Murdoch himself in 1964 . In the following decade the paper experienced what has been described as the first strike by journalists over an ethical issue at an Australian newspaper, when staff objected to what they saw as biased and unfair coverage of the 1975 general election campaign. See also ethics...

The Australian

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Kenneth Morgan

Dictionary Plus Media Studies

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2016
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...The Australian A broadsheet newspaper published daily from Monday to Saturday. Founded in 1964 , it is the only national circulating newspaper in Australia. It is owned by News Corp Australia. Most of its political coverage has a conservative tone, with editorial pages supporting economic libertarianism. Kenneth...

Australian Broadcasting Commission

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Kenneth Morgan

Dictionary Plus Media Studies

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2016
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...Australian Broadcasting Commission ( ABC ) Australia’s state-owned public service national broadcaster. The corporation provides television, radio, mobile, and online services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia. It also offers educational and cultural programming. It was founded in 1929 as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and was renamed the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 1932 . Since 1983 it has reverted to the name Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Kenneth...

Australian Journalists’ Association

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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...Australian Journalists’ Association ( AJA ) The trade union for journalists in Australia from 1910 to 1992 , when it became part of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance...

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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Media studies
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...Australian Broadcasting Corporation ( ABC ) The public service broadcaster of Australia, created through the Australian Broadcasting Commission Act of 1932 . Its early news on the radio was simply read aloud from the newspapers but by 1939 it was breaking stories on air, including the outbreak of the Second World War. ABC TV News launched in 1956 , online output followed in 1995 , and ten years later its 24-hour news operation began as the first free-to-air rolling news channel on Australian television. http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/ ABC News...

Australian Rules football

Australian Rules football  

An eighteen-a-side game played on an oval pitch of indeterminate size for the duration of four quarters of 25 minutes each. The aim is to kick the oval ball between centre posts or behind posts at ...
Stolen Generations

Stolen Generations  

The Indigenous children forcibly removed from their families, primarily during the period of ‘protection’ legislation (c. 1890–1970). The National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres ...
royal commissions

royal commissions  

[Or]Royal Commissions on ancient and historical monuments were established in the early years of the 20th century for England (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England), Wales (Royal ...
heritage

heritage  

1 Anything that is inherited from an ancestor.2 The overall natural and cultural inheritance of a country, including important natural or archaeological sites, historic buildings, customs, and ...
dataveillance

dataveillance  

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A portmanteau word (data + surveillance). Monitoring or profiling a person through their personal data records, rather than by listening to or viewing their activities. The term was introduced by ...
Nellie Stewart

Nellie Stewart  

(1858–1931)Australian actor and singer, daughter of actors Richard Stewart and Theodosia Yates Stirling. She made her debut aged 5 with Charles Kean in The Stranger in Melbourne in 1864 ...
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands  

Oceania, or the Pacific Islands region, includes Melanesia (the islands of black peoples), Polynesia (many islands), and Micronesia (small islands) over a vast area covering one third of the globe ...
periodization

periodization  

Denotes the division of history into periods, and art historians have imposed order on the flux of time by such traditional periodizations as medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and modern. In ...
individualistic cultures

individualistic cultures  

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*Cultures that emphasize individual autonomy and competitiveness (see competition) rather than social cohesion, cultural norms, harmony, and cooperation (the basis of what many regard as a ...
media mogul

media mogul  

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A person who has built up, owns, or operates a major media empire and runs it with a distinctive management style, e.g. Rupert Murdoch. In the past, media moguls were industrialists; today they are ...
multiculturalism

multiculturalism  

As a descriptive term, multiculturalism refers to the coexistence of people with many cultural identities in a common state, society, or community. As a prescriptive term, it is associated with ...
corporal punishment

corporal punishment  

Administration of physical pain in order to (1) make a wrongdoer suffer for the wrong, and (2) attempt to change future behaviour by the wrongdoer and others (as specific or general deterrence).[...]
ambassadors

ambassadors  

The titular head of mission of a sending state accredited to a receiving state or to an intergovernmental organisation (e.g. the UN). The title is also accorded to an envoy ...

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