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Reporting on LGBTIAQ Politics Some Strategies for Journalists


Richardson-Self, L, Reporting on LGBTIAQ Politics Some Strategies for Journalists, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 25, (2) pp. 171-181. ISSN 1326-365X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015 University of Wollongong, Australia

DOI: doi:10.1177/1326365X15604252


This article considers the importance of intersectionality in reporting. In this article I claim that the characterisation of the same-sex marriage debate in Australian mainstream media prevents any serious, nuanced evaluation of the movement. Through an analysis of recent news reports and opinion pieces, I illustrate the way that implicit dichotomous assumptions and language use create a myopic understanding of the same-sex marriage debate. Regards, Tony

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:same-sex marriage, reporting, discrimination, LGBTIQ, binary
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Feminist Theory
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Religion and Ethics
Objective Field:Social Ethics
UTAS Author:Richardson-Self, L (Dr Louise Richardson-Self)
ID Code:106135
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2016-02-01
Last Modified:2018-01-25

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