Dr Emma Mesikämmen is Honorary Associate in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University. She is interested in researching power relations in media discourse as well as the relationship between journalism and social change. She has worked as a print journalist in Finland.
As part of the ABC’s financial deal with tech giants Google and Facebook late last year it committed to investing the revenue in regional and rural Australia. Brian Burkett, Emma Mesikämmen and Lisa Waller analysed ABC Rural’s radio programming around the recent federal election to find out who benefits from the ABC’s rural journalism. Continue reading »
ABC Country Hour is marketed as the “voice of the bush”; but whose voice and whose bush? A recent investigation reveals how Country Hour does the bidding of the Liberal and National Parties and their powerful friends while glossing over the likes of climate change, Indigenous issues and the #watergate scandal. Continue reading »