First Nation’s Media Australia research

Our Media Matters

The Centre for Advancing Journalism (CAJ) is working with First Nations Media Australia (FNMA) on research to measure the reach and impact of Indigenous broadcasting channels and services across remote, regional and suburban Australia. The Centre is a proud host of FNMA’s annual media awards and participates in skills exchanges and internships.

First Nations managed media and communications are an essential service in our communities. They provide access to locally relevant information services, support health and wellbeing, provide meaningful employment and skills, strengthen cultural identity and support social and economic development. First Nations media is evolving from its community broadcasting origins into an expansive and convergent industry. While broadcasting remains the core media activity, we acknowledge that the industry has diversified significantly and embrace all the mediums and platforms used to communicate, connect and share knowledge; radio, film, TV, print, online and mobile.

First Nations Media Australia

First Nations Media Australia is the national peak body for First Nations not-for-profit broadcasting, media and communications.

Founded in 2001 as the peak body for remote Indigenous media and communications, First Nations Media Australia expanded its role to become the national peak body in 2016/2017. First Nations broadcasters and media producers are eligible for representation by First Nations Media Australia.

Outcomes / activities

Our outputs are detailed on the First Nations Media Key communications web page.