Newsletter date: 17 July 2015, last updated 4:15am AEST 17 July 2015
* Analysis / Opinion: Amy McQuire, New Matilda: Black Power Of The Press In The Face Of Andrew Bolt's White Media Noise
* Audio Interviews: Grace Pashley & Cassandra Tim, NIRS Weekly News-in-Review: former Labor MP Gary Johns' accusations [featuring Indigenous Journalist Amy McQuire & Greens Indigenous Affairs Spokesperson Rachel Siewert]
* Audio Interview: Paul Brescia, The Wire: Media portrayal of Indigenous people overwhelmingly negative [featuring Dr. Melissa Stoneham, Curtin University]
* Advertorial: Chris Graham, New Matilda: From Little Things: NM Subscribers Give Away $29,250 in Free Advertising to Charities and Aboriginal Businesses
* Subs Offer: New Matilda: Subscribe to New Matilda, and Donate Advertising To Your Favourite Aboriginal Business Or Mainstream Not-For-Profit
* Bio: Amy McQuire - New Matilda: https://newmatilda.com/users/amy-mcquire
* Bio: Chris Graham - New Matilda: https://newmatilda.com/users/chris-graham
* About: New Matilda - About Us: https://newmatilda.com/about-us
* About: Editorial Policy - The Wire: http://www.thewire.org.au/about.aspx#EditorialPolicy
* About The Wire: http://www.thewire.org.au/about.aspx
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WGAR News - Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
- Analysis / Opinion
New Matilda: Black Power Of The Press In The Face Of Andrew Bolt's White Media Noise
16 Jul 15: "Amy McQuire fires back at recent comments on The Bolt Report describing pregnant Aboriginal women as ' welfare cash cows'. For a very long time, Aboriginal people were given very little chance to reply to racist comments, in a media saturated by non-Indigenous voices. It was just one of the reasons behind the emergence of an Aboriginal media, which thrives in some sections, but is nonetheless, constantly endangered. The importance of Aboriginal media was demonstrated this week, when Gameroi journalist Danny Teece Johnson posed a vital question in a piece for NITV National News. ... " By Amy McQuire, a Darumbul woman from central Queensland, a senior reporter with New Matilda. Amy McQuire is the former editor of the National Indigenous Times and Tracker magazine.
- Audio Interviews
NIRS Weekly News-in-Review: former Labor MP Gary Johns' accusations
National Indigenous Radio's Weekly News-in-Review takes an in-depth look at the issues affecting First Nations communities around Australia.
16 Jul 15: "This week's episode is presented by Cassandra Tim.
* Indigenous Journalist Amy McQuire talking about former Labor MP Gary Johns' accusations;
* Greens Indigenous Affairs Spokesperson Rachel Siewert having her say on Mr Johns' comments and speaking about the constitutional recognition summit; ...
Credits: Producers: Grace Pashley and Cassandra Tim"
- Audio Interview
The Wire: Media portrayal of Indigenous people overwhelmingly negative
Produced by Paul Brescia
14 Jul 15: "Indigenous Australians are overwhelmingly portrayed poorly in the media. Researchers from Curtin University looked at 335 news articles and found that 74% were negative, 11% were neutral, and 15% positive. How can we change these figures? Listen to find out... "
"Featured in story: Dr. Melissa Stoneham - Senior Research Fellow: Curtin University"
New Matilda: From Little Things: NM Subscribers Give Away $29,250 in Free Advertising to Charities and Aboriginal Businesses
12 Jul 15: "We have a very unAustralian dream, and it involves giving away all our advertising. Chris Graham explains. Last month, as our latest subscription innovation, we offered New Matilda readers the opportunity to subscribe and then give away NM advertising free to their favourite not-for-profit or Aboriginal business. For the month of June, New Matilda subscribers donated $29,250 worth of free NM advertising to organisations as diverse as the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Amnesty International and the Milingimbi Art Centre (the complete list is below). ... " By Chris Graham, the owner and editor of New Matilda. He is the former managing editor of Tracker magazine and the National Indigenous Times, was the Associate Producer of John Pilger's documentary Utopia, and is a Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist
- Subs Offer
New Matilda: Subscribe to New Matilda, and Donate Advertising To Your Favourite Aboriginal Business Or Mainstream Not-For-Profit
6 Jul 15: "Details on how to support New Matilda, and some struggling organisations that need the help too. Any business or individual who subscribes to New Matilda at the $330 or $1,000 annual subscription rate is able to pick an Aboriginal business or a mainstream not-for-profit and donate New Matilda advertising to them. And yes, if you’re an Aboriginal business or a mainstream not-for-profit you can donate the advertising to yourself. ... " By New Matilda
Amy McQuire - New Matilda
Chris Graham - New Matilda
New Matilda - About Us
" ... The New Matilda news digest is the best way to keep up to date with our coverage. We publish three times a week - it lands in your inbox at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in the evening on Sundays. ... It's free! ...
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Editorial Policy - The Wire
"The Wire takes an independent approach to current issues. We offer critical coverage, which challenges all points of view, puts issues and events in context and always asks 'why’?.
The Wire will: ... 5. Priorities the voices of people under-represented in social decision-making, including women, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, people on low incomes. ... "
About The Wire
"The Wire is a daily current affairs program broadcast exclusively on Community and Indigenous radio stations around Australia. More than 5 million people across Australia can tune into any weekday, and while the numbers are big, The Wire has perhaps the most diverse audience for any individual program in any media sector. The Wire is available via the Community Radio Network satellite and the CAAMA Radio satellite to more than 200 stations in city, regional, rural and remote communities, including many remote Indigenous communities and including places with no other broadcast media. ... "
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WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
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