This chapter reflects on the role that investigative journalism has historically performed in Australia’s mediated Indigenous-settler relations. While some investigative stories have played a significant, albeit exceptional, role in calling attention to historical injustices endured by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, others have played a central role in promoting and setting public agendas for policies that have worked to entrench and extend the violence of settler colonialism. In recent years, however, disruptions and developments in the Australian mediasphere have supported the rise of new players and projects under the leadership of prominent Indigenous journalists. Reflecting on both the history of investigative stories focused on Indigenous Australia and the impact of more recent trends, this chapter reflects on the contribution investigative journalism has made in both deepening and challenging the injustices faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
|Title of host publication||Investigative Journalism in Changing Times|
|Subtitle of host publication||Australian and Anglo-American Reporting|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2023|
|Name||Routledge Research in Journalism|