The Northern Rivers media sector: making do in a high-profile rural location

Ward, Susan and O'Regan, Tom (2014) The Northern Rivers media sector: making do in a high-profile rural location. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 21 3: 291-308. doi:10.1080/10286632.2014.907797

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Author Ward, Susan
O'Regan, Tom
Title The Northern Rivers media sector: making do in a high-profile rural location
Journal name International Journal of Cultural Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1028-6632
Publication date 2014-04-28
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10286632.2014.907797
Open Access Status
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 291
End page 308
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this paper, we discuss the screen media businesses and production milieu that has developed in the predominantly rural region of the Northern Rivers, Australia, over the past 20 years. Spread across a number of towns and small cities each at some distance from each other, this screen milieu would seem to go against the prevailing logic for screen media to concentrate in globally connected cities. Taking up Allen J. Scott’s suggestion that the new capitalism of the twenty-first century is producing restructuring effects in many of the interstitial spaces between large cities, this article examines the spatial assemblages of the screen media and related creative industries sectors in one such space. We demonstrate how screen media actors in this rural region are participating in the wider cultural economy and explore its cultural policy implications.
Keyword Place identity
Cultural economy
Creative industries
Rural development
Screen production
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 28 Apr 2014

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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