This is our second publication of a selection of papers based on the School of Humanities and Communication Arts’ Postgraduate Conference ‘Interventions & Intersections’. As with our previous publication (Volume 4 #2 issue for 2010), the papers have been selected to reflect the diverse range of contributions made by presenters with a focus on the high quality of the School’s Higher Degree Research students.
I would like to acknowledge the dedicated work of Dr Rachel Morley and Dr Milissa Deitz who have guest edited this issue, the work of the editorial management team in the planning and execution of the issue, especially Myra Gurney and Roman Goik, and the support provided by Suzanne Gapps, our editorial assistant. Thanks as well to all those who have responded to our referee requests.
Piled Higher and Deeper by Jorge Cham (www.phdcomics.com)
PhDComics.com is popular amongst postgraduate students, as is Inger Mewburn’s The Thesis Whisperer. While the two are wildly different in style – PhD Comics is a light-hearted ‘webcomic’ about the trials of postgraduate study while The Thesis Whisperer is a ‘from the trenches’ styled blog – the two sites retain a common goal of providing support to a community whose individuals often report feeling disconnected and even disheartened by the sometimes arduous nature of postgraduate work....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 MonitorRegime change
The usual political fault lines are at play in the media following the demise of the Abbott ancien régime. But a new twist surfaced in what some were calling a 'civil war' at the house of Murdoch (Seccombe, 'Civil war at News Corp', The Saturday Paper, 26 September-2 October 2015). The rightwing fruitcakes like Bolt over at News, were apparently going into meltdown now that moneybags Malcolm had moved into the Lodge and were appalled that these sentiments were not being churned out everywhere in the news factory. From Bolt's perspective (as seen in full tilt on Ten's The Bolt Report), it appears that the folks over at News' loss leader The Australian were too accepting of the regime change. Chris Mitchell, (now former) Editor-In-Chief of the Oz, responded in these terms: 'Bolt's audience includes many conservative retirees, whereas The Australian's readership is younger, rich, better educated and working in the legal, political or business community. These people don't read the Tele or Bolt'. The new esprit de corps? ...more
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