In this commentary I examine some of the inevitable relational complexities (Selby 1999)between those who represent and who they are. I take these complexities to be central in defining an appropriate space for understanding newspaper representations of Australian indigenous communities, in this case tropical Palm Island, a community of 3,000 people. In this space we find the editors, freelance and waged journalists, letter writers and the different members and groups on Palm Island. Here I also find myself and my relationship to the communities under question, including, the community of journalists.
Recommended CitationSelby, J. M., Bad news about Palm Island? Press accounts of an Indigenous community, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 6, 1999, 99-107.