The MAP consultation generated a range of media coverage, especially on the radio and in the newspapers. Most media attention was concentrated around the launch of the blog on 29 August 2011. Examples of the media coverage include:
- a talk-back session entitled ‘Measuring Progress’ on Life Matters, on ABC Radio National on 2 September 2011;
- an interview with Eva Cox on Morning Magazine on RTRfm in Perth and on Overnights on ABC Local Radio, on 6 and 7 October 2011, respectively;
- Fairfax Digital Regional Network newspapers asking readers to contribute stories and photographs about what progress means to them; and
- A post on the Facebook page of the Australian Youth Forum.
Comments generated from these talk-back sessions and made on the websites or Facebook pages of these radio programs, have been incorporated into this chapter with other comments from the social media activity from the consultation. In addition, the MAP 2.0 blog has also been linked to websites around the world including the OECD’s wiki progress site.
Figure 2.3: The Australian Youth Forum Facebook page.