The following resources are available in the library. Ask for assistance if you are having difficulty using or locating any of these resources. Online databases can be accessed from the Portal --- Library Subscriptions.

A great resource to begin your research into contempory media issues is the Echo newspaper index which provides an overview of issues that are current over a particular period of time. This will enable you to select an issue that is likely to have a wealth of material published or broadcast across a wide range of media.

Once you have your issue to investigate, the following should provide you with a range of perspectives on your given topic.

Print Media - Newspapers and journals

To look for articles from The Age newspaper:
  • Echo newspaper index – index only, indicates the type of article, online
  • Education Age archive – articles from the last three months of The Age, no graphics, online
  • www.theage.com.au – internet website
  • Current social issues – hard copy of selected articles, arranged by topic
  • Current environment issues – hard copy of selected articles, arranged by topic
  • The Week – weekly print digest of articles from Australia and around the world
  • The Age newspaper – delivered daily, or you can subscribe yourself for $12.50

To look for articles from the Herald Sun


To look for articles from The Australian


Articles from other major Australian newspapers are available through:
  • Google news
  • Current social issues
  • Current enviornmental issues
  • The Week

The major newspapers in Australia are:



Television and Radio Media

Radio News and Analysis

Radio National (ABC)

ABC News Radio

You can listen to live feed, podcasts and view online transcripts.

News and Analysis Programs on Free to Air Television

ABC News website -

SBS News website -

ABC
SBS
Channel 9

7.30 Report
Search the Archive by date or search
term in the box. Watch previous episodes
and read the transcripts.
Insight
A 60 min discussion/debate on a single
topic. Involves politicians, experts and
ordinary people. Archive.
60 minutes
Covers current issues
through video journalism.
Australian Network News
Searches news stories dating
back to October 1, 2008.
Four Corners
Investigative Journalism. Search the Archive
by date or search term in the box. Watch previous
episodes and read the transcripts. A great source
for further information about the topic (click
Background Information) and related news and media.
Dateline
World and some Australian issues
covered through video journalism.
Watch previous episodes from
the archives


Q and A
Discussion panel of key individuals. Each episode
covers the current topics of the moment.
Watch previous episodes.



Insiders Brief coverage of current issues.



The Drum
Brief coverage of weekly issues. Scroll down
to Drum Opinion for discussion and analysis of
issues of the day.



ABC The Big Ideas
Big Ideas is a screen space for intellectual,
political, cultural and economic debate in
Australia. Big Ideas broadcasts an eclectic
and provocative selection of the most interesting,
challenging and diverse talks events - everywhere
from major writers festivals to tiny inner-city
bookshops, to universities and institutes across
Australia.




Locate Clickview Player on the desktop of your computer.
Under Free to Air Resources you will find a file with TV shows from the above programs. You can search by topic or under the particular program. It is possible to view these programs at school (using headphones!) or to copy to the Clickview Schoolbag using your USB and take home to watch. You will need to download the player from the Clickview site (www.clickview.com.au) to watch the programs at home. There are instructions on the web page.

Podcasts
Locate Clickview Player on the desktop of your computer.
Under Free to Air Resources you will find a file with Podcasts from ABC radio and SBS. You can listen to these at school using Clickview or go directly to the websites and locate the podcasts which interest you.

ABC Podcasts
SBS Podcasts