Our N&MRC 2018 Planning Day, held at the National Botanic Gardens was very well attended and an enjoyable and informative day was had by all. Presentations by N&MRC Members and HDR Students were recorded. Please contact Alanna Grant if you would like to view the presentations via a dropbox link.
Dr Maria Wiklund
Visiting from Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umea universitet, Sweden, 10 December 2017 - 22 December 2017
Dr Maria Wiklund will be working with Deborah Lupton on a project on Swedish young men and digital mental health
Dr Chen He
Visiting from the School of Literature and Journalism, Hunan University of Commerce, China, February 2018- February 2019
Research expertise: Ethics in media communication, media literacy, digital journalism, risk communication and privacy protection in the age of big data.
Whilst visiting UC, Chen He intends to focus on the research of “Citizens' Information Rights and Personal Privacy Protection in the Age of Big Data: Based on the Perspective of Citizen's Information Literacy”
HDR student, Nalini Haynes was invited to moderate a panel at the Digital Writers Festival titled, Representation in Fan Fiction - link to the video
Nalini has also completed a series of blog posts for the ACT Writers Centre on representation in fiction. The tag for her series is at this link
Nalini also has her own website http://www.darkmatterzine.com/ including a series of interviews in various formats (text, video and/or audio). Link to interviews here
Deborah Lupton will be visiting Europe to give several talks in early November. These will include:
- Keynote at the ‘Monitoring the Self: Negotiating Technologies of Health, Identity and Governance’ conference, Helsinki, Finland
- Keynote presentation at the ‘Emotion and Affect in Dataified Worlds’ workshop, Helsinki, Finland.
- Opening presentation with our Wellcome Trust grant research team at the ‘Researching Young People and Digital Health Technologies’ symposium we have organised, Manchester, UK
- Invited public lecture at the ‘Digital Health’ workshop, Malmo, Sweden.
- Invited presentation at the ‘Challenges of Digital Health’ workshop, Orebro, Sweden.
Click here to view more details
Congratulations to Deborah Lupton, who was awarded a commendation in UC's Research Excellence Awards 2017 for Research Excellence in Social Sciences.
UC Ad Awards - Congratulations to John, Shara and Shaun for running in spectacular fashion the second edition of the UC Ad Awards. It was a great success, with students, family, industry and members of the UC community in attendance. The students had a great time and so did we.
2017 Early Career Researcher Excellence Award in Humanities and the Creative Arts Congratulations to Caroline Fisher who is the recipient of this prestigious award.
PhD Candidate, Jee Young Lee is visiting Indonesia to conduct a research project in Jakarta in November as part of a fellowship she received from Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta. Her project title is, “Digital technology to Indonesian young people: trends and opportunities for Education”. During her visit she will be involved in collaborative research projects with researchers at the Faculty of Science and Technology
The Discipline of Communication and Media is proud to announce that its Journalism team, led by Dr Caroline Fisher and Dr Glen Fuller (with Professor Matthew Ricketson) has been granted a University of Canberra Award for Programs that Enhance Learning by the University of Canberra's Teaching & Learning Awards committee.
This prestigious award recognises and rewards the team’s highly regarded contributions to teaching excellence. In particular, the Awards Committee was impressed by the team’s sustained approach to improving and promoting teaching excellence, as evidenced by its “developing a strategy to take advantage of the opportunities of an uncertain media industry through a constantly iterative process of curricular design of the journalism course.”
On Friday 27 October, recipients of this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards will be recognised at a luncheon celebrating their outstanding commitment to building productive academic partnerships underpinning student success. Warm congratulations to Glen and Caroline!
Catherine Page Jeffery has been interviewed by the ABC South East and ABC 666 Afternoons ahead of her PhD Work in Progress Seminar to be presented at the N&MRC Seminar Series on 18th October. A link will be provided on the website when available. Cat was also interviewed by ABC 666 Canberra mornings on 8 November about new sexting research that has been published.
Peter Putnis presented an invited address on the topic 'Monopoly pricing and press rivalry: Explaining the high cost and limited availability of overseas news in colonial Australia' at a workshop entitled 'The Australian Press: Agendas for Research' held at the University of Melbourne on 11 October. The workshop was convened by A/Prof Sally Young of the University of Melbourne.
Caroline Fisher was interviewed by Laura Tchillinguirian on ABC 666 about political TV dramas. Click here to listen to the interview
Congratulations to Deborah Lupton who has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Deborah's election to Fellowship is in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of social science knowledge and the impact she has made.
Sora Park will be attending the Digital News Report 2018 Academic Workshop, 21-22 Sep 2017, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford, UK.
Caroline Fisher has published an article in 'The Conversation' titled 'It’s reputation that matters when spin doctors go back to the newsroom'. This Conversation piece is based on 2 articles recently published in the Australian Journalism Review. Read the article
Sora Park attended the 11th National Higher Education Women's Leadership Summit 2017, 22-25 Aug 2017.
Caroline Fisher was recently interviewed by the ABC on 'Social media and politics: the alliance that entertains and enthralls'. Listen to the interview here.
Kerry McCallum has published a new book with Lisa Waller titled, 'The dynamics of News and Indigenous Policy in Australia.' This book offers rich insights into the news media’s role in the development of policy in Australia, and explores the complex and interactive relationship between news media and Australian Indigenous affairs. Kerry McCallum and Lisa Waller critically examine how Indigenous health, bilingual education, and controversial legislation are portrayed through public media, and they look closely at how Indigenous people are both being excluded from policy and media discussion, as well as using the media to their advantage.
This book provides one of the most thorough, contextually rich, and clearly explained accounts of the rapid slide backwards in Indigenous affairs, from self-determination and reconciliation to intervention, over the last two decades.'
Dr Christina Spurgeon, School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology
has published a new book titled, The Digital Academic, co-edited with Inge Mewburn (ANU) and Pat Thomson (Nottingham). Click here for more details
Kieran McGuinness, N&MRC PhD student has published an article on the Australian Strategic Policy (ASPI), The Strategist open contribution website, titled 'Defence bipartisanship: holy grail or poisoned chalice'?
Congratulations to Melissa Sweet on the award of her PhD. Melissa's doctoral thesis was titled: “Acknowledgement”A social journalism research project relating to the history of lock hospitals and other forms of medical incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The thesis was supervised by Kerry McCallum, Kate Holland, Lynore Geia (JCU), Matthew Ricketson (Deakin) and Pat Dudgeon (UWA) and was overseen by an Indigenous Advisory Committee. Melissa's ongoing social journalism project continues to be a driver of social change in Indigenous health.
PhD Students, Jee Young Lee, Sonya Sandham, Jayan Kurian and Temple Uwalaka will be attending the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference to be held in Sydney on the 4th-7th July.
'The Conversation' fact-checks claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm.The Digital News Report: Australia 2016, produced by the News and Media Research Centre, was recently cited by 'The Conversation' in fact checking.
In a wide-ranging Q&A discussion on misinformation, disinformation and trust in media, the assistant minister for social services and multicultural affairs, Zed Seselja, said that surveys showed confidence in media has fallen around the world. In Australia, he said, it has dropped lower than in the US. Click here to visit the Q&A FactCheck page
Professor Deborah Lupton has accepted an invitation by the Australian Privacy Foundation to join its board. She has also been nominated for an award by the Heart Foundation ACT and has joined UC's team for a CRC on Digital Health (led by Rachel Davey and UC - Health Research Institute).
Sora Park and Jerry Watkins attended the Australian Media and Communication Authority's Australian Content Conversation in Sydney on the 16th and 17th of May.
Dr Caroline Fisher was moderator at 'The war on words: Is journalism disappearing from conflict zones'? which was a special event run by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Australian Red Cross. The panel included Yves Daccord (Director General International Committee of the Red Cross), Peter Cave (Journalist ABC) and Helen Vatsikopoulos (Journalist and Academic)
Professor Deborah Lupton spoke to ABC Canberra's Lish Fejer about research into consumer attitudes to 3D printed food in Australia. Listen to the interview here
Farewell and good luck to Matthew Ricketson who will be taking up a new position as Professor of Communication at Deakin University. Thank you for your huge contribution to the News and Media Research Centre over the past 7 years.
N&MRC PhD Candidate, Morris Carpenter is presenting at the World Congress on Public Health held in Melbourne from the 3-7th April 2017. His digital poster is titled 'mHealth adoption for the self-management of type 2 diabetes' . View digital poster here.
N&MRC PhD Candidate Catherine Page Jeffery spoke to ABC local radio about her research on parental anxieties about their teenage children's use of digital technologies. Listen to the interview here.
Congratulations to Senior Research Fellow, Dr Kate Holland who will be an international visiting academic at Massey University in New Zealand during April 2017. Kate will be working with Dr Andrew Dickson in the School of Management (Massey University) and Dr Isaac Warbrick ( Auckland University of Technology) on the project 'Rethinking the business of weight loss'.