View the conference website for details of conference speakers and abstracts, including full access to past papers from the 2013 Emerging Issues in Communication Research and Policy conference and the Communication Policy and Research Forum.
A public symposium co-hosted by the N&MRC and the Health Research Institute
Location: Ann Harding Conference Centre
Register: via the Eventbrite website.
This symposium explored the promise of digital connectivity in the health context. Academics from various disciplines, health practitioners, policymakers and users of digital health tools for participated in an open discussion about how we can better implement and utilise digital technologies in health care and management.
Technological Change, Convergence of Things and Issues of ICT and the Media Market in Korea
Presenter: Dr Gwangjae Kim
N&MRC Visiting Fellow for 2016 Dr Gwangjae Kim presented a seminar on media markets and technological change in Korea.
Presenter: Dr Michelle Dunne Breen
Location: Manning Clarke Lecture Theatre, ANU
This free public forum aims to shed light on how the culture of spin and secrecy surrounding Australia's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers has impacted on the ability of journalists to provide accurate and impartial information. The forum is organised by the Refugee Action Committee and is co-hosted by The News & Media Research Centre. For more information regarding the forum and the speakers, visit the Refugee Action Committee website.
2015 Past Events
This one-day symposium presented new research that brought theoretical perspectives to bear on contemporary digital media and other digital technologies. A collection of tweets from the day is available via storify.
This special seminar featured presentations from N&MRC Centenary Professor Deborah Lupton and visiting fellows to UC Professor Sarah Pedersen from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and Dr Gareth Thomas from Cardiff University. They spoke about their current collaborative research projects investigating the ways in which pregnant women and parents use digital media such as online parenting forums, blogs and other websites, mobile apps and social media. Listen to the podcast of the seminar on our Resources webpage.
Time: 10am-11.30am. Location: Seminar Room 5B55a.
The N&MRC is hosting a special Masterclass with investigative journalist Nick Davies from The Guardian. Nick is also a documentary-maker and has written six books, most recently Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch (2014).
To register your attendance at the class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 10.30am-12.00pm. Location: Seminar Room 5B55a.
Speculative Design Ethnography Workshop
Anne Galloway from Victoria University of Wellington will host a workshop on speculative design ethnography. This will be a chance for Faculty members and research students to learn about an exciting new approach to ethnographic research.
Time: 10am-4pm. Location: Seminar Room 5B55b
The Digital Academic: Academic Work in the Online Era Symposium
Centenary Research Professor Deborah Lupton will be convening a one-day symposium with Inger Mewburn (ANU), Charlotte Frost (City University of Hong Kong) and Pat Thompson (University of Nottingham). More details will be released in the coming months.
Centenary Research Professor Deborah Lupton convened a one-day symposium that addressed the social, cultural, political and ethical issues and implications of the big data phenomenon. Details of the program are available on the webpage.
Covering Traumatic Events
In this special seminar Bruce Shapiro addressed the issues surrounding covering traumatic events without traumatising yourself or those you report on. Bruce is the Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. The Dart Center encourages innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center's headquarters in New York City.
In this research practice-oriented workshop graduate students and early-career researchers had the opportunity to present their work and obtain feedback from a panel of specialists comprising Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite (University of British Columbia), Associate Professor Robert Ackland (ANU) and Associate Professor Mathieu O'Neil (UC). Panel members discussed some of the latest developments in web social science, social network analysis, and online field theory. See the workshop webpage for details.
In a public lecture presented at the National Library of Australia, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite examined the challenges of harnessing the contributory power of the crowd to address the needs of the workplace. Click here for more information.
The N&MRC hosted a two-day conference on the 18th and 19th of November 2013. It was a forum for academic researchers, industry practitioners and government professionals to analyse the impact of the changing media landscape on policy development. Conference Proceedings will be published on this website in the coming weeks. Visit the conference website for more information.
Launch of the News and Media Research Centre
The News and Media Research Centre, together with the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, was officially launched on Wednesday the 13th of March by Professor Lyndon Anderson, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design. In attendance were Professor Frances Shannon, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Professor Jen Webb, Director of the CCCR, and Professor Peter Putnis, Director of the N&MRC.
The News and Media Research Centre hosted a seminar presented by Distinguished Visitor Professor Robert G. Picard on the topic 'Social needs and the inefficiencies of media markets'. Professor Picard is the Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journailsm at Oxford University. He also presented an address to the National Press Club during his visit.
Last October, we conducted a public symposium called 'Converging on an NBN Future' which, as well as academic researchers, included representatives from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, The Australian Communications and Media Authority and NBN Co.