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Distance and Diversity Bathurst, November 22 and 23 2007
Bathurst City Council National Library of Australia

Australian Media Traditions

Welcome to the Australian Media Traditions 2007 conference website. The two-day conference on November 22 and 23 is being hosted by Charles Sturt University at the Bathurst campus.

The 2007 theme, Distance and Diversity: Reaching New Audiences explores the notion of the New Audience as an historical continuum. In recent times the term has been equated with digital delivery. Yet the media has historically been searching for and acquiring new audiences, from the first text of the Gutenberg Press to the introduction of wireless and later television.

Whilst the historic role of the media and communicators in overcoming distance and diversity of populations to reach new readers, listeners and viewers is the dominant theme, papers on any aspect of media history will be welcome.

Refereed and unrefereed streams will be held. The refereed stream will be conducted in accordance with DEST requirements with final papers forming an online conference publication.

The conference venue is the purpose built Centre for Professional Development. The Centre is located on the Bathurst campus in a relaxed rural setting at the foot of the famous motor racing circuit - Mount Panorama. Bathurst is a leisurely three hour drive or 20 minute plane flight from Sydney.

We look forward to seeing you in November.