Colonial coverage - Media reporting of a bicultural health research partnership



Media coverage of a 1998 health research project on inherited stomach cancer mostly represented the discoveries as the achievement of a Pākehā genetics research team, downplaying the major contribution made by Māori researchers who were members of families affected by the cancer. Instead of celebrating a major Māori contribution to international scientific knowledge, news media delivered another example of colonial coverage - White men saving the poor natives - of a bicultural partnership.

Primary author: 

Jenny Rankine

Secondary authors: 

Tim McCreanor


Journalism, 5(1), 5-29

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