Politics, radio and journalism in Australia: The influence of 'talkback'

Turner, Graeme (2009) Politics, radio and journalism in Australia: The influence of 'talkback'. Journalism, 10 4: 411-430. doi:10.1177/1464884909104948

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Author Turner, Graeme
Title Politics, radio and journalism in Australia: The influence of 'talkback'
Journal name Journalism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-8849
1741-3001
Publication date 2009-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1464884909104948
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 411
End page 430
Total pages 20
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This article draws on a research project examining the influence of talkback radio on politics in Australia, which focuses on the manner in which talkback formats have displaced the more conventional news and current affairs formats once prominent on the AM band in order to discuss the consequences of this change. An important consideration here is the fact that radio journalism has given way to the talkback host or entertainer at precisely the time when the political influence of the talkback format has become most pronounced, and when the regulatory control of that influence has become least effective. The result is a form of entertainment that mimics the forms and practices of journalism but which performs quite different social and political functions.
Keyword Ethics
Influence
Journalism
Media
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies Publications
 
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