Global Media Journal – Acknowledgement

Global Media Journal - Australian Edition acknowledges the Darug and Gandangarra peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which the production of the journal takes place. The editorial team respects their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.




Welcome to our 2022 issue of the Global Media Journal/Australia Edition. The issue features a special section of essays by filmmakers that contextualise their creative process. The idea of filmmakers’ essays is projected as a re-examination of the work from their point-of-view. It enables a greater perspective on the ideations that lie behind the filmworks and allows for an extended reflection of their’ implications. This grouping of four projects and five filmmakers forms a kind of micro epistemic filmmakers community allowing for a cross-fertilisation of the ideas that underpin the images presented....more


The Australian edition of Global Media Journal invites the submission of essays and research reports that focus on any aspects in the field of Communication, Media and Journalism. We are particularly interested in articles that explore some of the following themes:

  • Media and Democracy
  • Children and Media
  • Grassroots and alternative media
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Civic Journalism
  • Peace Communication
  • Ethnicity and the media
  • Political economy of communication
  • Film and Media
  • Media Audiences
  • Media Policies
  • Media, Citizenship and Democracy
  • Communication and Cultures in Conflict
  • Theories of Communication
  • Media and Globalisation

Australian Media Monitor

Tim Dwyer
University of Sydney

Australian Media Policy Under Albanese’s Labor Party

In the aftermath of the May 21, 2022 Australian Federal election, ‘the big fail’ of the Murdoch media to have any impact on the result has re-ignited questions about the ongoing influence of the global right-wing news organisation. The election outcome challenged, counter-intuitively, the well documented stranglehold of News Corp over the news agenda. So how might we explain this situation? Well, in part, the answer is that the bad odour surrounding the Morrison Government was simply overwhelming – and the public recognised a flawed character when they saw one. Despite the generally uncritical media coverage of the Morrison Government, there had been one too many rorts, scandals and desperate stuff-ups right up to election day, for it to survive for another term....more


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Books for review

Books for Review

The Australian edition of Global Media Journal encourages individual reviewers to submit reviews of their own selected texts. Guidelines for Book Review Submission can be downloaded here.

For further information concerning book reviews and/or books available for review, contact the Editor of this section Dr. Antonio Castillo at

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