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Papandrea, Adj. Prof. Franco


Adjunct Professor, Media & Public Affairs
Faculty of Arts & Design
Bldg, Floor & Room: 20, C33
Telephone: (02) 6201 5083
Facsimile: (02) 6201 2630


Franco Papandrea is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design and Member of the News and Media Research Centre at the University of Canberra, Australia. His primary research interests are in communication and media policy and industrial organisation of media. As a well-established expert with decades of experience in those fields he has frequently been called to provide research and consultancy services to Australian and International regulatory authorities and other major clients. His appointment to advise the two foremost Australian public inquiries into newspapers (House of Representatives Select Committee on the Print Media – 1991, and the Independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation – 2011) twenty years apart has been a highlight in his career.

Research Interests

  • Communications policy and regulation;
  • Media economics;
  • Cultural economics;
  • Public policy

Qualifications Obtained

  • PhD, Public Policy, The Australian National University, 1996
  • Papandrea, F (2013) State of the Newspaper Industry in Australia, University of Canberra. ISBN: 9781740883825

The 'State of the Newspaper Industry in Australia, 2013' report is available for download here (pdf, 2.17MB).

Professor Papandrea was a key advisor to the 2012 Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Media and Media Regulation (the Finkelstein Inquiry), and in this report he updates and expands on this work to include the years 2011 and 2012. He also provides an overview of the economic state of the newspaper industry in Australia as seen from the perspective of mid-2013.

  • Putnis, P, Papandrea, F, and Blood, R.W (2013) Italy in the Australian News Media, 2005-2012, University of Canberra. ISBN: 9781740883788

The 'Italy in the Australian News Media, 2005-2012' report is available for download here (pdf, 5.2MB).