2018 CBAA Conference

What researchers are saying about community radio and digital disruption

Helen Henry, 6th August 2018

A focus on academic research happening in community media will return to the 2018 CBAA Conference with an extended session on digital disruption. 

Digital disruption affects all levels of media production and distribution, and community media is not immune. While potential benefits and losses accompany the digital revolution, scholars have paid little attention to the direction that a digital logic takes community media practice and production. Lead by Heather Anderson (University of South Australia) and Juliet Fox (Melbourne University), we have invited a group of academics, many of whom are also community media practitioners, to present work-in-progress papers that address this issue.

Sector leaders are encouraged to attend this session to explore the research agenda related to community media, including how research may be of direct benefit to the sector, and to and inform how it proceeds.

Friday, 9 November: 2 - 4:30pm QLD time.


This session is included in the 2-day conference registration and 1-day Friday registrations. If you are not attending the rest of the conference but wish to attend this session only, registration is $99 (incl. GST) and is via the conference portal. This includes entry into this session and afternoon tea.

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