Tuesday, 30 September 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

Kimba Wall to feature in a book about the families of children with Down syndrome
Jesse Wray-McCann, Mordialloc Chelsea Leader, 23rd September 2014
When Kimba Wall was born with Down syndrome, the doctor told her parents to take her home, but not expect much from her. Twenty-five years later, the Chelsea woman’s story is being used to inspire and encourage other families with newborns diagnosed with Down syndrome...

Sarah Horgan, Evening Echo, 22nd September 2014
A teen with Down Syndrome hopes to see his name in bright lights after landing a major film role.
Harry Nagle from Ballyfeard near Kinsale vowed to become a movie star, like his idol John Travolta, after joining CADA Performing Arts as a child ...


Photographer with Down's syndrome 'sees the world differently'
Kate Monaghan, BBC News Magazine, 9th September 2014
Photographer Oliver Hellowell has Down's syndrome, which his mother says means he sees the world differently from most people. Oliver's unique way of capturing the natural world has recently gained him a lot of fans ...

Qantas flight attendants break into song to surprise Glee actress Lauren Potter
Robyn Ironside, News.com,  19th September 2014
QANTAS flight attendants have turned the tables on one of the stars of hit television show Glee, delivering a pitch perfect welcome to Australia for Lauren Potter. The actress who plays Beth in the series, landed in Australia on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s e.motion21 Annual Dance Spectacular in Melbourne.


How editors and journalists can produce better and fairer reporting on people with disability
Shawn Burns, World News Publishing Focus, 8th September 2014
Partnerships between advocacy groups and the mainstream media are a hallmark of the rise of Advocacy Journalism as a conduit for meaningful social change. And some of the most prominent collaborations seeking to facilitate self-representation for minorities have involved people with disability (PWD). However, as Shawn Burns reports, there's still much work for editors and journalists to do in this area.

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