Disability Advocacy in BBC’s Ouch and ABC’s Ramp Up

Authored by: Shawn Burns

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138884588
eBook ISBN: 9781315716008
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Much has been said about the future of journalism—with some going as far as to predict its imminent death. While those predictions would appear overstated, there is little doubt journalism is changing. This chapter uses the case study of the BBC’s Ouch and the ABC’s Ramp Up websites to explore the frail links between disability advocacy and mainstream media and the place of self-advocacy journalism in the changed media and journalism landscape.

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