BA Hons (I); PhD (Qld)

Research interests

  • Alternative journalism
  • Social movements and media
  • Community media
  • Media policy


Professor Susan Forde is Acting Dean (Academic) of Griffith's Arts, Education and Law Group, and Professor of Journalism at Griffith University, Brisbane. Prior to this executive position, Susan was Director of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research.

She is the author of 'Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media' (Palgrave Macmillan 2011); and co-author of 'Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives' (Routledge 2017) and 'Developing Dialogues: Indigenous and Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia' (Intellect, University of Chicago Press 2009). She has authored more than 50 refereed journal articles and scholarly book chapters on community media, audience research, alternative journalism and media policy. She is Founding Editor with Professor Chris Atton of the Journal of Alternative and Community Media. She is Vice President (Research) for the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia and in 2018 is Visiting Scholar with the Membership Puzzle Project at New York University. She worked as a journalist in both mainstream and alternative/community media sectors before joining academia.

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