Asia Pacific Media Educator


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.