July 30, 2009 Indigenous Representation in the Commercial Media
The Indigenous market has been too long forgotten as a large commercial market. By building confidence and gaining respect of this market an opening will be created that will illustrate the coming together of a nation.
This successful communication and positive relationship will lead the way to future job opportunities in all industries.
The media has a responsibility to represent a united front – a nation that respects and embraces our history and is proactive and excited about its future. Education and integration will complete our nation.
This blueprint was officially launched on May 2008 with Austereo and Channel 7 and employment of Indigenous young people has occurred.
“My dream is as passionate today as it was many years ago. That one day you’ll tune into commercial television or radio and see and hear an Aboriginal person talking with anyone and everyone about politics, the media, culture, music sport and social commentary. You’ll see that in the breakfast shows, or the nightly programs, and it might not even be an Aboriginal topic. They’ll be engaging and so will the conversation. And we’ll all understand ourselves a little better”.
Please join us at Jagera Hall and hear about the achievements of some young Indigenous people and how working in the media has given them an opportunity of a lifetime.
Please click on the attached documents for details of how to register your interest in attending this forum.