Asia Pacific Media Educator


Hurst, John & Provis, Michael (eds) (2000)
Community Journalism - A Resource Guide for Journalists, Editors, Publishers and Educators,
Country Press Australia, 264pp. ISBN 0 9578018 07 (pbk)

Reviewed by Eric Loo

What differentiates community (country) journalism from its city counterpart? Not much, after a close reading of “Community Journalism”, a compilation of notes by journalism trainers and educators published by the Country Press Association (Victoria). Apart from the news sources, news topics and market demographics, news as framed in the country paper is apparently not much different from a metropolitan daily. Thus, the notion that regardless of the audience or media type, professional journalism is built on accurate, ethical and fair reporting.