The request from the conveners of last year’s ANZCA conference to Global Media Journal (Australian Edition) to publish a selection of papers is a welcome development for our journal. In now our eighth year of publication, we sense that we have made a significant contribution to the communication and media studies community in Australia.
The ANZCA theme at Swinburne was ‘The digital and the social: communication for inclusion and exchange’. Dr. Diana Bossio and her team at Swinburne University, Melbourne, have edited an excellent selection of papers, and we thank Dr. Bossio for thinking of GMJ/AU for this opportunity to showcase ANZCA scholarship at this time.
As usual I acknowledge the great effort of the GMJ/AU editorial team for their production work on this issue especially Myra Gurney, Antonio Castillo and Roman Goik.
Our next issue is underway and will feature a special section edited by Dr. Abby Lopes and Dr. Alison Gill from the University of Western Sydney’s Bachelor of Design program. The special issue will be based on a selection of papers from the ‘Initiating Change by Design’ symposium held at UWS Parramatta campus in 2014.
I am very proud to present this special edition of Global Media Journal, Australia which showcases research presented at the Association’s 2014 conference at Swinburne University in Melbourne. This is the first time that GMJ AU and ANZCA have collaborated to disseminate some of the important and innovative research produced by ANZCA members and I hope that this relationship might continue into the future. It is my role as the new president of ANZCA to promote and support the work of media and communications scholars in the Australia and New Zealand region. For those GMJ AU readers who may be unaware of the work of ANZCA, this special issue is a fantastic opportunity to present some of the outcomes of the Association’s many networks and relationships. ANZCA is the peak professional association for communication scholars and practitioners in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and ...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 MonitorVolatile times in Oz Media
The Australian media industries are in a period of accelerating digital transition and renewed ownership concentration. First newspapers, and recently the Abbott government ABC cuts, especially in rural and regional Australia, but now commercial TV is bearing the brunt of these forces of convergent media consolidation, and the networks are scrambling to reposition themselves for an unavoidable hit from Internet Protocol TV (IPTV). This restructuring is occurring at a time when the advertising spend and splintering audience engagement with network TV has been on the wane for some years. ...more
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