Well done to Sora Park and Caroline Fisher, along with Professor Terry Flew and Professor Uwe Dulleck on their successful ARC 2021 Discovery Project application titled The rise of mistrust: Digital platforms and trust in news media. Read up on their success here.
A huge congratulations to Mathieu O'Neil who appeared on ABC's Late Night Live with Phillip Adams 18 November, discussing Fact, fiction or fake: How Australians perceive their news.
Well done to N&MRC Associate Irfan Khan who competed and won research funds in the UC's Big Research Pitch Competition on Thursday 29 October. Irfan pitched for funds for his research around Fighting the Infodemic in the age of COVID 19.
Sora Park spoke with contentgroup CEO David Pembroke on 26 October about the rapidly changing media market during and post the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges of effectively communicating throughout. Click here to listen to the discussion.
Congratulations to Yoonmo Sang, Jee Young Lee and Sora Park on the launch of their report Podcast Trends and Issues in Australia and Beyond: Global Perspectives Thursday 22nd October at 9am. Media stories for this report can be viewed below:
21st October, Sora Park and Caroline Fisher were featured in a CNET article by Jackson Ryan titled How COVID-19 infected the world with lies.
On the 7th October, Caroline Fisher and QUT's Terry Flew featured on The J Word podcast discussing how journalists can understand the issues of media trust today and pose solutions for how newsrooms can regain audiences' attention, interest, and trust in changing economic and social times. Part 1 of this episode can be found here.
Congratulations to Catherine Page Jeffery, Kerry McCallum and Yoonmo Sang who have been awarded an Australian Government Online Safety Grant, led by the eSafety Commissioner on 2nd October 2020. The eSafety Commissioner media release can be found here and the UC media release can be found here.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 2nd October discussing the upcoming budget and the pressure from the Prime Minister to open up our states.
23rd September, Catherine Page Jeffery published an article in LSE Parenting for a Digital Future titled ‘Is that appropriate?’ Parental judgements about the risks and opportunities of teenagers’ digital media use.
The latest University of Canberra Research Newsletter (23rd September) featured Kate Holland as the 'rising star in the Faculty of Arts & Design'. Congrats Kate!
Sora Park was interviewed by Patrick Wright for ABC Life around the COVID-19: Australian news and misinformation research report. The news article titled What to do if you can't stop 'doomscrolling' bad news can be found here.
21st September, Caroline Fisher featured in an article by Ivor Gaber for Independent titled Politicians are using 'strategic lies' to grab attention - and it's working.
The Canberra Times' Caitlin Cassidy published an article on 20th September for Caroline Fisher research project around News and Wellbeing: Older Generations and News Consumption. Be sure to check out the article titled Lack of digital literacy in elderly Australians a health issue.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 17th September discussing the government announcing a $1.9 billion package to promote a move towards new and emerging energy technologies over the next decade. the premiers and the federal government will be discussing the potential arrival of Australians seeking to return home, and the unemployment figures.
The N&MRC launched their latest research report titled News and Wellbeing: Older Generations and News Consumption on Thursday 3rd September. A special thank you to COTA ACT who hosted the event, and a special congratulations to authors Caroline Fisher, Sora Park, Jee Young Lee, Kate Holland and HDR candidate Emma John.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 26th June discussing The Liberal party's Branch Stacking allegations, Scott Morrison's questions during question time this week regarding deaths in aged care, the government announcing it will introduce legislation to allow the federal government to cancel agreements states and territories enter into with foreign governments, the JobReady Graduates legislation, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announcing he will extend the state of emergency in Victoria by 12 months, and the virtual element of parliament.
Mathieu O’Neil was invited to present at the Digital Infrastructure: Labor, Roles and Incentives webinar on Friday 21st August. The webinar was hosted by the Ford Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and featured key speakers, along with Mathieu, Kaylea Champion (University of Washington, USA), Stuart Geiger (UC Berkley Institute for Data Science, UC & UCONN, USA), and Stephen Jacobs (Rochester Institute of Technology), USA.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 20th August discussing the COVID 19 vaccine to potentially come out of Oxford, the discussion in Parliament about the difficulties at the border, and lastly the Chinese government is investigating the Australian wine industry.
Kerry McCallum featured on a podcast on 20th August titled Listening to Institutions. Check out the video here.
On 13th August, Inside Story published an article by Sora Park and Caroline Fisher titled Here is the news (good and bad) for local readers. Be sure to check it out here.
Sora Park was featured in an ABC News article titled Young Australians avoid COVID-19 news so traditional health messaging doesn't work on 7th August. This article was related to research on COVID-19 Australian news and misinformation that was conducted earlier with Caroline Fisher, Jee Young Lee and Kieran McGuiness.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 6th August discussing non-essential businesses in Melbourne requiring to close under stage 4 restrictions, the Morrison government's paid pandemic leave to cover Victorians, the Senate Committee into COVID-19 sat this week, questioning health department head Brendan Murphy and Minister for Aged Care Richard Colbeck, and Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton announcing a cyber-security package.
The N&MRC hosted an online N&MRC Masterclass: Qualitative Interview Analysis in Media Studies which was presented by Kerry McCallum and Kate Holland.
A special welcome to our newest HDR candidates to the Centre:
Mona Chatskin – "Cases of Alleged Jewish Institutional Child Sex Abuse in Australian Mainstream and Religious Media: Malka Leifer in News Landscapes " – Primary Supervisor is Kerry McCallum
Paul Conroy – "The Media's Role in the Politics of Contemporary Serious Police Misconduct in Australia " – Primary Supervisor is David Nolan
Be sure to follow the new Twitter account Handbook of Peer Production @beyourownpeer that was created by Mathieu O’Neil.
Sora Park, Caroline Fisher published with Terry Flew (QUT) and Uwe Dulleck (QUT) in International Journal on Media Management titled Global Mistrust in News: The Impact of Social Media on Trust on 31st July.
On the 27th July, we welcomed our two HDR students for semester 2, 2020:
Mona Chatskin – "Cases of Alleged Jewish Institutional Child Sex Abuse in Australian Mainstream and Religious Media: Malka Leifer in News Landscapes – Primary Supervisor is Kerry McCallum
Paul Conroy – "The Media's Role in the Politics of Contemporary Serious Police Misconduct in Australia" – Primary Supervisor is David Nolan
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 24th July discussing the government unveiling their plan for its COVID support packages the economic and fiscal update, Josh Frydenberg description of the coronavirus crisis as ‘without doubt, the biggest shock this country has ever faced’. & Scott Morrison, commenting that parliament will not sit for the 4 August sittings.
In an article for The Conversation on 13th July, Michael Jensen has published an article titled How misinformation about 5G is spreading within our government institutions - and who's responsible. Congratulations to Mike for this research which has generated significant media attention globally.
Mathieu O’Neil published and article with Raissi and Turner in International Journal of Communication titled The case for asymmetry in online research: Caring about issues in Australian and Canadian online bee networks.
On 13th July, Yoonmo Sang, Jee Young Lee, Kerry McCallum, Sora Park, and Jing Su submitted a short paper for the IAMCR Online Conference.
9th July, saw the centre conduct a N&MRC Masterclass: Qualitative Interview Analysis in Media Studies which was presented by Kerry McCallum and Kate Holland. We also welcomed our new Vice-Chancellor Professor Paddy Nixon to the centre for afternoon tea, a brief tour and discussion of our current research and key performance indicators.
David Nolan was featured in the Faculty of Arts and Design online magazine, FAD Life, 3rd July. Read up on Amplifying Indigneous News: A digital intervention written by Bronwyn Watson.
Sora Park, Caroline Fisher and Jee Young Lee published with Terry Flew (QUT) and Uwe Dulleck (QUT) in Journalism Practice titled Improving Trust in News: Audience Solutions on 3rd July.
On Thursday 2nd July, Sora Park and Kate Holland attended the first University of Canberra Health Humanities Network Steering Committee meeting.
Watch our live stream event here
Media stories and interviews related to the Australian Regional Journalists: What they need and how they see the future:
- The Northern Daily Leader (Meltwater) article, by Madeline Link - Tough story behind regional journalism.
- The Armidale Express article, by Madeline Link - Australian regional journalists feel overworked, underpaid in vital public service: University of Canberra report reveals.
- The Northern Daily Leader article, by Madeline Link - Australian regional journalists feel overworked, underpaid in vital public service: University of Canberra report reveals.
A special N&MRC welcome to our new Master of Communication interns Susan Atkinson and Pinker Yao. These internships have been extremely successful and will continue to be led by Jee Young Lee.
Huge congratulations to Mathieu O’Neil and Kate Holland who have secured funding for their Health Professionals and Misinformation on Social Media research project.
Jee Young Lee recently publishe Digital trust gap, Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy in the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy with Gwangjae Kim.
Special mention to the N&MRC team for June. The ACMA has released a position paper titled Australian voluntary code(s) of practice for online misinformation. The paper cites the recent research reports from the N&MRC.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 26th June discussing the coronavirus outbreaks throughout Melbourne, Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has proposal to develop an ‘energy policy framework’ - to combat climate change, an investigation commissioned by the High Court regarding former High Court Judge Dyson Heydon, and the Eden-Monaro by-election.
Congratulations to Sora Park, Caroline Fisher, Kerry McCallum, Jee Young Lee, and Kieran McGuinness who were invited to a briefing with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on 24th June on the Digital News Report: Australia 2020 .
The N&MRC wishes our newest PhD graduates Dr Kieran McGuinness and Dr Chris Kim a hearty congratulations on the conferral of their awards at the University of Canberra. Congratulations Kieran and Chris!
Plenty of coverage recently around the increase in tuition fees for any Humanities, Arts and Social Science (HASS) degrees. Read up on two open letters - ANZCA (Sora Park - President, ANZCA and David Nolan - Vice-President, ANZCA), and letter, with support of ANZCA.
Congratulations to Mathieu O’Neil, Michael Jensen and ANU's Professor Robert Ackland who presented at the Australian Parliament House to the Senate Committee on 22nd June, around Foreign Interference through Social Media. They also featured in The Canberra Times for WeChat the channel for China disinformation campaigns written by Kirsten Lawson, and in the Saturday Paper for Home Affairs extends reach in tackling foreign interference written by Karen Middleton.
On the 12th June, N&MRC HDR students Emma John (Different Voices: A critical discourse analysis of the ABC's coverage of Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse), Lidia Kelly (Capturing Crimea, Construing Hong Kong: Challenges and constraints for foreign correspondents in territorial conflicts), Fawzia Alosaimy (Exploring the use of Snapchat in family life in Saudi Arabia) and Hang Tran (Representation of Indigenous Australians' welfare in Australian news media: How Indigenous voices are heard - Lessons learnt for Vietnam) presented at the Faculty of Arts and Design seminar series.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 19th June discussing The Prime Minister's announcement that Australia was under a Cyber attack, Foreign Minister Marise Payne's speech regarding Australia actively engaged in pushing reform of international institutions, Scott Morrison's broad agenda of reducing red tape, the unemployment figures, and alleged branch stacking in the Victorian Labor party.
Read our report here
and watch our live stream event here
Media stories and interviews related to the Digital News Report: Australia 2020:
- University of Canberra feature article, by Elly Mackay - DNR Australia 2020: Australia wants impartial and independent news.
- University of Canberra Twitter post - Digital News Report: Australia 2020.
- The Guardian, by Katharine Murphy - Majority of Australians say social media platforms should block misleading political ads.
- The Guardian, by Greg Jericho - Australia has a problem with climate change denial. The message just isn't getting through.
- The Conversation, by Caroline Fisher and Sora Park - The number of climate change deniers in Australia is more than double the global average, new survey finds.
- The Australian, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- The Canberra Times, by Kathryn Lewis - Digital news report 2020 finds most Australians want independent news, but not willing to pay.
- Inside Story, by Sora Park, Caroline Fisher, Jee Young Lee and Kieran McGuinness - How disasters are shaping Australians' news habits.
- Caroline Fisher conducted a radio interview with Adam Shirley on ABC666.
- News.com.au, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- Mirage News - Digital News Report Australia 2020: Australians want impartial and independent news.
- In Queensland, by Finbar O'Mallon - Two tragic stories have built our trust in local news sources.
- The Daily Telegraph, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- Cairns Post, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- Gold Coast Bulletin, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- Jimboomba Times, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- Geelong Advertiser, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- Herald Sun, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- The Advertiser, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- NT News, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- The Courier Mail, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- The West Australian, by Finbar O'Mallon - Bushfires, coronavirus sees news thrive.
- Mumbrella, by Hannah Blackiston - Digital News Report shows Australian consumers want independence and impartiality in news and they're willing to pay for it.
- SBS News, by Caroline Fisher and Sora Park - The number of climate deniers in Australia is more than double the global average, new study finds.
- Financial Review, by Max Mason - The number of Australians paying for news doubles.
- Canberra Weekly, by Danielle Meddemmen - Three in four Aussies would miss local news if gone.
- Caroline Fisher conducted a radio interview with Scott Wales on ABC NewsRadio.
15th June, Caroline Fisher was quoted in VOGUE Arabia discussing female leadership. To read this article titled This is Why Female Politicians Make Better Leaders Than Men, Especially In A Crisis click here.
In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald by Chris Zappone on 14th June, Michael Jensen has been quoted discussing research around tweets for #BLM and #BlackLives. To read the full article titled #BlackLivesMatters momentum mostly free of bots click here.
On 12th June, Michael Jensen conducted an interview on ABC Adelaide's 'The Drive' around social media manipulation, bots and trolls, and foreign and domestic sources of media distortion.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 12th June discussing the protesters advocating police reform, the treatment of indigenous peoples, and to show solidarity with the black lives matter movement, the high rate of incarceration amongst indigenous people, the PM and treasurer Josh Frydenberg calling for all state borders to be opened, the trans tasman bubble, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologising for the robodebt scheme.
Michael Jensen conducted an interview on 11th June with ABC News Radio on 'Fake News'.
Angela Ross wrote an article titled The ABC News constructive journalism approach reports on problems and solutions for ABC News on 11th June around the Coronavirus News Fatigue research by Caroline Fisher and Sora Park. Click to read the article here.
3rd June, Caroline Fisher featured in the University of Canberra's UnCover digital magazine. To read this feature article titled News Corp shutdowns to affect more than just papers click here.
Kerry McCallum conducted an interview on 2nd June with ABC Capricornia on News Limited newspaper closures and the closing of Rockhampton printing press.
Staff of the N&MRC have been busy developing two short courses for the winter term. Catherine Page Jeffery and Glen Fuller will be presenting the Media Technology and the Family short course, and David Nolan along with School of Arts and Communication staff member Dr Don McCallum, will be presenting the Humanitarian Communication short course. Be sure to enrol fast as places are limited.
Well done to Caroline Fisher who has secured funding from the Judith Neilson Institute (JNI) for Journalism & Ideas to support her Asian News: State of News in Asia research project.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 29th May discussing the Jobkeeper program cost, the PM setting out the principles for a JobMAKER plan, the relationship between Sally McManus, the secretary of the ACTU, and Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter and the Eden-Monaro byelection.
Congratulations to our N&MRC researchers who virtually presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2020 conference. Presentations were as follows:
- The Wakul App: A Research Intervention in Indigenous News - David Nolan, Lisa Waller and Kerry McCallum
- From Spokesperson to “Spokesbot”: Towards a Conceptual Framework of Journalist-Source Relations in the Age of AI - Caroline Fisher and Sora Park
- Social News Use and Political Socialization: Generational Comparison - Yeji Kwon, Soeun Yang and Jee Young Lee
- The Perceptions of Trust between Experienced and Inexperienced Users in a Developed Digital Environment - Gwangjae Kim and Jee Young Lee
- Information Systems Division: Exploring the ethical implications of new media technologies: a survey on digital trust and privacy awareness - Jee Young Lee and Noor Al Khaldi (Master of Communication student & N&MRC Research Intern).
- What drives hyper-partisan news sharing: Exploring the role of source, style, and content - Weiai Xu, Yoonmo Sang and Chris Kim.
A special N&MRC congratulations to Noor Al Khaldi who has completed her research internship (10109 industry internships) at the Centre. While taking the Communication and Information Project (CIP) Unit (9107), she developed a project on digital trust and privacy awareness and completed a UC Ethics application, receiving a great result of high distinction for her assessments in the unit. She has continued furthering her research through the research internship under the supervision of the Centre, and has been involved in different elements of the research project from data collection through to data analysis and research output delivery. Noor is expecting to graduate this year.
Well done to Yoonmo Sang who presented at the Korean American Communication Association's professional development webinar on 25th May.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 15th May discussing Anthony Albanese's vision statement, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg economic update to parliament, the unemployment figures, China banning imports, Alan Jones announcing his retirement, and the relaxing of the lockdowns.
On the 12th May Kerry McCallum presented Mediating the National Conversation: Media and the Child Abuse Royal Commission 2013-17 at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance seminar series.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 7th May discussing Education Minister Dan Tehan & Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews regarding school openings, the Eden-Monaro by-election, the "sustainable COVID-19 safe economy", New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern joining the national cabinet. and the proposal for a "trans-Tasman bubble" and Parliament sitting next week for the first time since April 8.
The N&MRC, led by Sora Park, Caroline Fisher, Jee Young Lee and HDR student Kieran McGuiness, have launched their research on COVID-19 Australian news and misinformation in May. There are several links to news stories and interviews for this research when you Google search the "Aussies fatigued by constant COVID-19 news", so here are a few quick links: The Canberra Times, News.com.au , Research News Live, NewsGP, The Conversation , the Educator, RiotACT and SBS.
Yoonmo Sang published with Jiwon Kim and Sunyoung Park in the International Journal of Mobile Communications titled A longitudinal study on the effects of motivational mobile application uses on online news engagement.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 1st May discussing the government's contact-tracing app, the Australian government investigation into the outbreak, Twiggy Forrest inviting the Chinese Consul-General for Victoria to a press conference with Health Minister Greg Hunt, and Mike Kelly's resignation from parliament.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 24th April discussing the development in the coronavirus crisis, the attention turning to the government's plans for a business led economic recovery, the government promoting it's planned contact tracing app, the "second-surge" of cases we are seeing in Singapore, the government's handling of the crisis, China and the World Health Organization, the ACCC to develop a mandatory code of conduct between the media companies and digital platforms, and the release of Malcolm Turnbull's book.
Be sure to check out the new website for ARC Discover Project Breaking Silences: Media and the child abuse Royal Commission. This project is led by Kerry McCallum, along with Lisa Waller (RMIT), Tanya Dreher (UNSW), Kristy Hess (Deakin), Eli Skogerbø (Oslo University), HDR student Emma John and Postdoctoral Research Associate Megan Deas.
Appearing on a radio interview with 2SER 22nd April, the Daily, Caroline Fisher discusses the Trust and Mistrust in Australian News Media with QUT.
Congratulations to Sora Park, Jee Young Lee, Yoonmo Sang, Gwangjae Kim (Hanyang Cyber University), Jason Bainbridge (UC, Faculty of Arts and Design, Dean), who were successful in the Korea Foundation Public Diplomacy Support Grant round.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 17th April discussing the coronavirus restrictions, the government announcement and rollout of economic packages, the debate about whether children should be going back to their schools, the government rejecting the course being taken by New Zealand, the government potentially using a new app to facilitate contact tracing by recording interactions between individuals and Malcolm Turnbull's soon to be released book.
'The Conversation' released an article 17th April titled How can we restore trust in the media? Fewer biases and conflicts of interest, a new study shows on the research report with Terry Flew, Caroline Fisher and Sora Park titled Trust and Mistrust in Australian News Media.
Congratulations to N&MRC associate Catherine Page Jeffery who was invited present, along with Faculty of Arts & Design Dean, Jason Bainbridge, and Associate Dean Education, Erin Hinton, at the Salon Canberra event around The Year of Living Remotely on 14th April. Catherine presented on how we can untangle the often-fraught relationship between families and the digital world.
Caroline Fisher appeared on The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan on 9th April discussing the government's handling of the crisis, the $130B wage subsidy package, the government and opposition, have been co-operating during the crisis, the "herd immunity" argument, the stringent measures being imposed, Australia's response in comparison New Zealand and America, and a post-virus Australia.
Yoonmo Sang, Jee Young Lee, Sora Park, Caroline Fisher, and Glen Fuller, published an article titled Signalling and Expressive Interaction: Online News Users' Different Modes of Interaction on Digital Platforms in Digital Journalism, Advanced Online on 9th April.
The N&MRC would like to welcome Irfan Khan from the Faculty of Business, Government and Law, as a new associate of the centre. Irfan will be working closely with Mathieu O’Neil.
The N&MRC wishes our newest PhD graduates Dr Morris Carpenter and Dr Liam Engel a hearty congratulations on the conferral of their awards at the University of Canberra. Congratulations Morris and Liam!
Mathieu O’Neil successfully hosted the ‘Digital Concepts and Methods: issues/actors’ workshop as part of the Critical Conversations Lab on 27th March. A special thank you to our expert presenters Mathieu, Michael Jensen, Kate Holland, Xiaolan Cai and from ANU Robert Ackland for your contributions to the workshop.
Congratulations to Kate Holland who has been invited to co-edit book on “Communicating COVID-19” with Dr Monique Lewis from Griffith University, and Dr Eliza Govender from University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Zoe Samios from The Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Caroline Fisher on 23rd March for a story titled The other viral problem in the COVID-19 pandemic: online misinformation.
Caroline Fisher and Michael Jensen presented on 23rd March to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into the 2019 Federal Election.
Kerry McCallum was asked by the Faculty of Arts and Design Research Office at UC to present at the launch/workshop of the 2020 FAD Mentoring Program on 20th March. This program will be delivered by the FAD Research Office and led by Sora Park.
On 18th March Mathieu O’Neil, Michel Jensen and ANU's Robert Ackland submitted to the Senate Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media: Internet Research Agency troll activity in the Australian political Twittersphere, 2015-2016.
Mathieu O’Neil , Laure Muselli, Mahin Raissi and Stefano Zacchiroli have published an article in ‘New Media & Society’ titled Open source has won and lost the war’: Legitimising commercial-communal hybridization in a FOSS project.
Kerry McCallum and Michael Jensen met with the delegates from the Japanese Embassy around the N&MRC and Foreign Interference research.
The N&MRC would like to welcome our new HDR student: Nabeela Asghar – "Youth and Hate Speech: Role of Religious Leadership in Shia-Sunni Conflict" – Primary Supervisor is Mathieu O’Neil
Catherine Page Jeffery published an article in ‘New Media & Society’ titled It’s really difficult. We’ve only got each other to talk to.’ Monitoring, mediation and good parenting in Australia in the digital age.
Terry Flew, Uwe Dulleck, Sora Park, Caroline Fisher and Ozan Isler published a research report with ‘BEST Centre, QUT, Brisbane, Australia’ in March titled Trust and Mistrust in Australian News Media .
Caroline Fisher and Michael Jensen presented on 26th February to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into the 2019 Federal Election.
Kate Holland and Olaf Werder published in Crawford, P., Brown, B. & Charise, A. (Eds), The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities (pp. 215-229). Routledge: London UK titled “Australia and New Zealand: A circuitous path to health humanities”.
Sora Park conducted a radio Interview with ABC 666 (ABC Canberra Breakfast) Lish Fejer and Adam Shirley on 11th February about Framing and Sharing News on Social Media. Read up more on this research: Facebook data now accessible to UC researchers, in a feature article in 'The Educator' by Anna Mogato University gets access to Facebook data for research, and in an article by Adrian Rollins from The Canberra Times titled The online news habits of Facebook users to be the focus of world-first research.
N&MRC associate Catherine Page Jeffery published an article in ‘New Media & Society’ titled Parenting in the digital age: Between socio-biological and socio-technological development.
Mathieu O’Neil presented “Buzzkill: Why do matters of concern emerge in digital bee networks?” at the Social and Behavioural Dynamics of Attention Research Workshop for the School of Sociology at ANU on 14th February.
Congratulations to Kerry McCallum, HDR student Prue Robson, Barbara Walsh, Minh Thu Pham Tran and Jiayi Wang on their final research report submission to the ACT Government on “Motivating ACT Youth Participation” on 12th February.
HDR student Sonya Sandham & Glen Fuller have published an article in 'Continuum' titled The ‘Damore Memo’: what is the value of antenarrative in organizational communication?.
Sora Park was invited to a closed briefing on 12th February to present to the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts on the “Inquiry into the deployment, adoption and application of 5G in Australia on ‘Exposure to fake news on digital platforms’”.
The N&MRC hosted a Welcome Morning Tea on Wednesday 12th February for all our centre members, associates and HDR students. We also welcomed our new HDR students at the event:
Emma John – "Different Voices: Attribution Discourse and Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse" – Primary Supervisor is Kerry McCallum
Lidia Kelly – "Capturing Crimea, Construing Hong Kong: Challenges and Constraints for Foreign Correspondents in Contemporary Territorial Conflicts " – Primary Supervisor is Caroline Fisher
Natalie Larkins – "Disconnect Between Normative Ideals of Journalism and Practice in Australia - A Comparative Study " – Primary Supervisor is Caroline Fisher
Sarah Schofield – "How do Australian Government Agencies and Non-government Organisations Establish Trust?" – Primary Supervisor is Caroline Fisher
Hang Tran – "Amplifying Indigenous Voices in Australia's Digital Platforms by Utilising Digital Applications - Lessons Learnt for Vietnam" – Primary Supervisor is Kerry McCallum
Sora Park conducted a radio Interview with ABC 666 (ABC Canberra Breakfast) Lish Fejer and Adam Shirley on 11th February about Overcoming the “One-Inch Tall Barrier”: What the Success of Parasite Tells Us About the Film Industry.
Jee Young Lee conducted fieldwork early January for her project titled “Digital Media in West Papua: Understanding of Contextual Effects of Social Media on Tribal Societies”.
Wednesday 18th November (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Dan Andrew titled Buying the Audience: The role of advertisers in the audience marketplace - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Wednesday 11th November (2:30pm - 3:30pm; Online Platform): #FADFest20 N&MRC Panel Discussion titled News, Media and COVID-19: Insights from the N&MRC Research Response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for the event here.
Wednesday 11th November (1:30pm - 2pm; Online Platform): #FADFest20 N&MRC Report Launch with Dr Mathieu O'Neil and Dr Michael Jensen titled Australian Perspectives on Misinformation. Register for the event here.
Wednesday 11th November (12pm - 1pm; Online Platform): #FADFest20 N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Professor Michael Socolow (Director, McGillicuddy Humanities Center, The University of Maine, USA) titled ‘What the Hell is Going on at Newsweek?’: Misinformation Distribution by Journalistic ‘Ghost Brands’ in Contemporary and Historical Context - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Tuesday 10th November - Friday 13th November: Faculty of Arts and Design Research Festival (#FADFest20). Head to the festival page for a full list of events by clicking here.
Wednesday 4th November (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Dr Jenny Davis (ANU) titled How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Wednesday 21st October (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Mathieu O’Neil titled The Case for Asymmetry in Online Research: Caring About issues in Australian and Canadian Online Bee Networks - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Wednesday 7th October (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Dr Wonsun Shin (UniMelb) titled Screen-Obsessed: Parenting in the Digital Age - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Thursday 24th September (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Catherine Page Jeffery titled '[Cyber]bullying is too strong a word...' Parental accounts of their children's experiences of online conflict and relational aggression - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Wednesday 16th September (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Dr Yandisa Ngqangashe (ANU) titled Watching what they eat: a multimethod investigation of food media and adolescents - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Thursday 3rd September (1pm - 2pm; Online Platform): News and Wellbeing: Older Generations and News Consumption report launch presented by Caroline Fisher, Sora Park, Jee Young Lee and Emma John - view the online launch here.
Thursday 27th August (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by David Nolan titled Analysing innovation in Indigenous journalism: Deaths Inside - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Friday 21st August (4:30am - 5:45am (Canberra timezone); Online Platform by Ford Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation): Digital Infrastructure: Labor, Roles and Incentives - head to EventBrite to register for the webinar.
Friday 7th August (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Masterclass: Qualitative Interview Analysis in Media Studies presented by Kerry McCallum and Kate Holland.
Thursday 9th July (1:30pm - 2:30pm; 9C25): N&MRC Masterclass: Qualitative Interview Analysis in Media Studies presented by Kerry McCallum and Kate Holland.
Thursday 2nd July (9:30am - 11am; Online Platform): Regional News Briefing: New Research and Panel Discussion for Local News Consumers and Australian Regional Journalists: What they need now and how they see the future presented by Sora Park, Caroline Fisher, Kerry McCallum, Saffron Howden, Aaron Larkin, Megan Brownlow, Anna Draffin and Lee O'Connor - view the online launch here.
Tuesday 16th June (12pm - 1pm; Online Platform): Digital News Report: Australia 2020 report launch presented by Sora Park, Caroline Fisher, Kerry McCallum, UC Vice-Chancellor Professor Paddy Nixon, FAD Dean Professor Jason Bainbridge, Richard Aedy, Anna Draffin and Creina Chapman - view the online launch here.
Thursday 30th April (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Online Platform): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Mathieu O’Neil titled Do we need Peer Production Studies? - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Friday 27th March (1:30pm - 4:30pm; Online Platform): Digital Concepts and Methods Workshop presented by Mathieu O’Neil, Michael Jensen, Kate Holland , Xiaolan Cai and Rob Ackland (ANU).
Wednesday 4th March (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Clive Price Suite 1C50): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Mr Chris Kim titled Being co-producers in time of crisis: a case study of Christchurch, NZ - head to Seminar Series page for further information.
Wednesday 19th February (12:30pm - 1:30pm; Clive Price Suite 1C50): N&MRC Seminar Series presented by Michael Jensen titled Illiberal Media: WeChat, Identity Politics, and National Security - head to Seminar Series page for further information.