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Australia - Making Cultural Policy: Meeting Cultural Objectives in a Digital Environment, 2006/02

This article Making Cultural Policy: Meeting Cultural Objectives in a Digital Environment, published by the Television & New Media Review [Vol. 7, No 1, pp. 68-91, February 2006], will use Australian developments to suggest ways broadcasting and film policy is both making and not making this adjustment.

The authors, Tom O'Regan and Ben Goldsmith (University of Queensland, Australia), state that policy makers face a number of difficulties meeting the traditional cultural and social objectives of broadcasting and film policy development in a rapidly changing digital environment. This new environment requires broadcasting policy and film policy alike to substantially adjust their settings to "speak to" new governmental, industry, and political priorities. Broadcasting and film policy-making frameworks now need to adjust to policy and industry settings stressing the knowledge economy and information society. This both creates a new centrality for audiovisual production as a "content creation" industry and raises new problems for the various local film and television production ecologies (including the cultural policy that has sustained them) that have developed.

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