What you need to know about the BSC mass media class
By Jennifer RiddellThe Bureau of Statistics and Census is looking to update its mass media classification system to better reflect Australian news coverage and public perception.
The BSC has a number of categories to reflect the media’s coverage of the current state of affairs.
For example, it has an umbrella term for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as well as the Australian Radio Corporation (AARC) and the ABC’s local and regional affiliates.
The new classification is aimed at reflecting the breadth of the Australian media and the level of coverage.
In addition to the broad category of media, the bureau has also created categories for a range of organisations, including the Australian Government, Australian Government departments and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The new classification will be applied to news content that is published by a single organisation (for example, a newspaper), as well the aggregated coverage of media outlets.
It is also aimed at ensuring that news is accurately and objectively reported, and to help improve the quality of reporting.
Topics:bsc,bureau-of-statistics,australia,aesthetics,education,media-literature,education-industry,broadcasting,media,mediaevaluation,aussie,national-government,nsw,sydney-2000First posted April 05, 2020 19:15:00Contact Jennifer RiddleMore stories from Victoria