A thumbnail dipped in tar: The resuscitation of a remote rural community newspaper using the Distributed Newsroom model

Capel, Chris and Cokley, John (2005) A thumbnail dipped in tar: The resuscitation of a remote rural community newspaper using the Distributed Newsroom model. Transformations, 10: 1-17.

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Author Capel, Chris
Cokley, John
Title A thumbnail dipped in tar: The resuscitation of a remote rural community newspaper using the Distributed Newsroom model
Journal name Transformations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-3775
Publication date 2005-02-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Issue 10
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Bundaberg, QLD, Australia
Publisher Central Queensland University * Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education
Language eng
Subject 20 Language, Communication and Culture
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
1903 Journalism and Professional Writing
Abstract Residents of the remote central-western Queensland town of Blackall (pop. 1,833) watched their last locally reported and produced newspaper close in 2001. The nearest newspapers in the intervening years had been and continue to be controlled and produced from Longreach, 200km to the north-west, and in Charleville, another 300km to the south-east. In 2002, a group of Blackall residents formed a committee and asked local officers of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to help them in a project to start a new locally controlled and produced newspaper. Through the DPI, they also approached journalism lecturer John Cokley at James Cook University, Townsville, for advice and assistance. This article documents subsequent preparation for, and publication of, a pilot newspaper called The Barcoo Independent on October 24, 2003, and evaluation by survey, email and telephone interview.
Keyword Newspapers
Rural and remote communities
Reviving
Survival of
Resuscitation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Link to alternative website for article citation: http://mediaresearchhub.ssrc.org/resource.2006-07-15.061929-2/resource_view

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