• Michelle JohnstonEmail author
  • Simon Forrest


This chapter explores cross-cultural collaboration in media production. Because of the growing number of talented and successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program makers, First Peoples voices are more present in the media than ever before, but there is still a need for collaboration between First Peoples and non-Indigenous people when producing media. Journalists, producers, writers and students are encouraged to tell Indigenous stories because media can be a powerful tool for social change. The media is also responsible for much of the negative and stereotypical portrayal of First Peoples and culture that perpetuates community racism, and that needs to change. The case study in this chapter is a television program called Noongar Dandjoo. For over 10 years, the program has been a collaborative production with university students, Nyoongar community and the Curtin Centre for Aboriginal studies. It uses action research as a framework to guide students as they work with the community in bringing a Nyoongar media voice to a national public sphere.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of HumanitiesCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia
  2. 2.Curtin UniversityBentleyAustralia

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