Professor Susan Forde is Director of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and Professor of Journalism at Griffith University, Brisbane. 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.

Latest writing (March 2019): Griffith Review 63Writing the Country: ‘Pulling down fences: An oral history with Lyall Munro Jr’ (March, 2019)


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Doctor of Philosophy,

University of Queensland, 1998

Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Class I)

University of Queensland, 1992

Visiting Scholar, The Membership Puzzle Project, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, January 2018

Advisory Board, Griffith Review, November 2017-present

Vice President (Research), Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA), December 2017-present

Advisory Board, Community Communication and Alternative Media section, International Association for Media and Communication Research, July 2017-present

Founding Editor (with Professor Chris Atton), Journal of Alternative and Community Media (, Jointly published by the IAMCR’s Community Communication and Alternative Media section and the Griffith ePress, Launched Montreal, Canada July 2015

Vice-Chair (elected position), Community Communication Section, International Association of Media and Communication Research, July 2012-June 2016

Editorial Advisory Board, 3CMedia: Journal of Third Sector Media, Scholarly e-journal, published by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, Editor, 2006-2013

Australian Journalism Monographs Jointly published by the Journalism Education Association of Australia (now JERAA); and Griffith University, Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia, Member, Australian & New Zealand Communications Association, Member


1.Hackett, RH; S. Forde; S. Gunster; K. Foxwell-Norton (2017). Journalism for Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives, Routledge: United Kingdom.

2.Forde, Susan (2011). Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media, Palgrave Macmillan: United Kingdom.

3.Forde, Susan; Foxwell, Kerrie; and Meadows, Michael (2009). Developing Dialogues: Indigenous and Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia, Intellect Publishing: United Kingdom; and University of Chicago Press: Chicago.

Scholarly book chapters 

4.Johnston, J; S . Forde and B. Robertson (forthcoming 2018). ‘Communication, the public interest, and First Nations Australians’, in Public Interest Communication, edited by Magda Pieczka and Jane Johnston, Routledge: United Kingdom.

5.Forde, S (forthcoming, 2018). ‘Journalism as an advocate for social change and public engagement: Reporting environmental crisis in the digital era’, Digitizing Democracy, edited by Brian McNair and Aljosha Schapals, Routledge: United Kingdom.

6.Forde, S (2015). ‘Politics, participation and the people: Alternative journalism around the world’, Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, Chris Atton (Editor), Routledge: United Kingdom.

7.*Forde, S (2014). ‘Journalism for social justice: The alternative media and intellectual freedom’, The Handbook of Intellectual Freedom, Mark Alfino & Laura Koltutsky (eds), Litwin Press: Sacramento, California.

8.*Forde, S (2014). ‘Collection of contributions, A Companion to the Australian Media. Contributions on ‘John Newfong’; ‘Alternative media’; ‘Community radio’ (with Meadows); Australian Associated Press (with Johnston); ‘The Courier-Mail.’ Edited by Bridget Griffen-Foley, Australian Scholarly Publishing: Melbourne.

9.Forde, S and M. Meadows (2012). ‘Facilitating public conversations: The role of the 'citizen' in community radio and alternative journalism’, in Janey Gordon (ed), Community Radio in the 21st Century, Peter Lang, Berg: Switzerland.

10.*Foxwell, K., S. Forde, & M. Meadows (2012) ‘Australian Indigenous and Ethnic Community Radio: public spaces, familiar places’, in K. Seneviratne (ed) Community radio in Asia and the Pacific, Singapore, Hampton Press.

11.Forde, Susan (2011). ‘Community broadcasting audiences (Australia)’, in John D. H. Downing (ed), Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California.

12.*Meadows, Michael; Forde, Susan; Ewart, Jacqui; Foxwell, Kerrie (2009) ‘Making spaces: independent media and the formation of the democratic public sphere in Australia’, in D. Kidd, L. Stein and C. Rodriguez (eds), Making Our Media: mapping global initiatives toward a democratic public sphere, Cresskill, Hampton Press.

13.Meadows, M; Forde, Susan; Ewart, Jacqui; and Foxwell, Kerrie (2009) ‘A catalyst for change? Australian community broadcasting audiences fight back’, in Janey Gordon (ed), Notions of community: an edited collection of community media debates, Oxford, Peter Lang Publications.

14.Ewart, Jacqui; Forde, Susan; Foxwell, Kerrie; and Meadows, Michael (2007) ‘Community media and the public sphere in Australia’, in V. Nightingale and T. Dwyer (eds), New Media Worlds, Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

15.*Meadows, Michael; Forde, Susan; Ewart, Jacqui; Foxwell, Kerrie (2006) ‘Through the smokescreen: community broadcasting in Australia’, in Alternative Media: Idealism and pragmatism, (eds) N. Chitty and S. Rattikalchalakorn, Southbound, Penang.

16.Forde, S (2000). "From Battlers to Big Issues: News coverage in the Australian alternative press industry, 1914-1999", in A. Dearling and B. Hanley (eds), Alternative Australia: Celebrating Cultural Diversity, Enabler Publications: Dorset.

Refereed journal articles

17.Forde, S (2017). ‘Lifting journalism research in Australia: Confronting issues of quality and international competitiveness in ERA’, Australian Journalism Review, Vol 39 (1), July 2017.

18.Johnston, J and S. Forde (2017). ‘Mediatising politics and Australian Indigenous recognition: A critical analysis of two landmark speeches’, Communication Research and Practice, published first online February 9, DOI: 10.1080/22041451.2017.1283481

19.Forde, S and H. Anderson (2015). ‘Is it justice, or just us?’ Sourcing practices in radical and local media coverage of an Aboriginal death in police custody, Communication, Politics, Culture, 48(1): 1-17.

20.Foxwell, K., S. Forde and M. Meadows (2013). 'Land, listening and voice: Investigating community and media representations of the Queensland struggle for land rights and equality', Media International Australia, 149: 150-161.

21.Forde, S and Johnston, J (2013). ‘The news triumvirate: Public relations, wire agencies and online copy’, Journalism Studies, Vol 14(1): 113-129, Routledge, United Kingdom.

22.Forde, S and M. Meadows (2012). ‘Industry placements in journalism education: Exploring enhanced learning and professional growth for interns’, JRE Online Journal,, published October 2012.

23.Johnston, J and Forde, S (2011). ‘The silent partner: News agencies and 21st Century news’, International Journal of Communication, 5: 195-214.

24.Forde, S (2010). ‘The lure of the local: Giving community broadcasting audiences what they want’, Pacific Journalism Review, Vol 16(1): 178-191.

25.Meadows, M; Forde, S; Ewart, J; and Foxwell, K (2009) ‘Making good sense: transformative processes in community journalism’, Journalism, 10(2): 155-170, Sage: United Kingdom.

26.Johnston, J and S. Forde (2009). ‘Not Wrong for Long’: The role and penetration of news wire agencies in the 24/7 news landscape’ Global Media Journal, 3(2).

27.Meadows, M; S. Forde; J. Ewart and K. Foxwell (2008). “A quiet revolution: Community broadcasting audiences in Australia”, Media International Australia incorporating Culture & Policy, Vol 129, University of Qld: Brisbane.

28.Foxwell, K; J. Ewart, S. Forde and M. Meadows (2008). “Sounds like a whisper: Australian Community Broadcasting hosts a quiet revolution”, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 5(1): 5-25, University of Westminster: London.

29.Meadows, M., Forde, S., Ewart, J., and Foxwell, K. (2007) ‘Empowering audiences: transformative processes in Australian community broadcasting’, Australian Journalism Review 29(1), 27-40, Australian Journalism Education Association: South Australia.

30.Meadows, M., Forde, S., Ewart, J., and Foxwell, K. (2007) ‘The power and the passion: a study of Australian community broadcasting audiences 2004-2007’, Global Media Journal 1(1), online, available at <viewed 23.1.2008, University of Western Sydney: Sydney.

31.Forde, S, M. Meadows, J. Ewart & K. Foxwell (2006) ‘The untapped potential of participation: Evaluating audiences in the Australian community radio sector’, Australian Studies in Journalism, no. 16: 74-100, Australian Journalism Education Association: South Australia.

32.Meadows, M., Forde, S., Ewart, J., and Foxwell, K. (2006). ‘Creating an Australian community public sphere: the role of community radio’, The Radio Journal – International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media no. 3.(3): 171-187, Intellect Publishing: United Kingdom.

33.Forde, S (2005). “Public opinion, markets and technology: Evaluating the economic and political pressures on the contemporary news media”, Continuum, 19(1): 141-148, Routledge: Australia, 2005.

34.Forde, S (2005).. 'The changing face of the Australian newsroom: Cultural and ethnic diversity among Sydney journalists', in Australian Journalism Review, 27(2).

35.Ewart, Jacqui; Meadows, Michael; Forde, Susan; and Foxwell, Kerrie (2005) ‘Media matters: ways to link community radio and community newspapers’, Australian Journalism Review, 27(2): 87-104

36.Meadows, Michael; Forde, Susan; Ewart, Jacqui; and Foxwell, Kerrie (2005) ‘Perfect match? Qualitative audience research and the community media sector’, 3C Media,

37.Forde, Susan, Meadows, Michael and Foxwell, Kerrie (2005). ‘The rise and rise of community radio’, editorial in Transformations, Issue 10, February

38.Forde, Susan; Meadows, Michael, Foxwell, Kerrie (2003) ‘Community radio and local culture: an Australian case study’, Communications: European Journal of Communication Research, 28(3): 231-252.

39.Forde, S, M. Meadows and K. Foxwell (2003). "Through the lens of the local: Public arena journalism in the Australian community broadcasting sector", Journalism, 4(3): 317-342., Sage: London.

40.Forde, Susan; Meadows, Michael; and Foxwell, Kerrie (2003) "Experiencing radio: training, education and the community radio sector", Australian Studies in Journalism, 12: 83-103

41.Forde, Susan; M. Meadows, and K. Foxwell (2003). "Distant voices: a study of community radio in Australia", Australian Journalism Review, 25(1): 85-99

42.Forde, S, M. Meadows and K. Foxwell (2002). "Community radio, radicalism and the grassroots: Discussing the politics of contemporary Australian community radio", Transformations, 4.

43.Forde, S, M. Meadows and K. Foxwell (2002). "Creating a community public sphere: Community radio as a cultural resource", Media International Australia, 103:56-67

44.Forde, S. “Freedom of the Press & Government Press Subsidies: Swedish Journalists' views on subsidies in 1999”, Australian Journalism Review, Vol. 22(1): 106-117, 2000

45.Forde, Susan (2000). The End of the Press Subsidies 'Experiment' in Sweden? Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, 95: 107-116.

46.Forde, S (2000). "Closing The Eye: Looking overseas for Australian newspaper policy options", AsiaPacific Media Educator, July-December, 9: 192-201.

47.Forde, S (1999). "Journalistic practices and newsroom organisation in the independent and alternative press", Australian Journalism Review, 21(4).

48.Forde, S (1998). “Monitoring the Establishment: The Development of the Alternative Press in Australia”, Media International Australia, 87: 144-133.

49.Forde, S (1997). “A descriptive look at the public role of Australian independent alternative press”, AsiaPacific Media Educator, 3: 118-130.

50.Forde, S (1997). “Characteristics and values of alternative press journalists”, Australian Studies in Journalism, 6: 104-126.

Refereed Conference Papers

51.Forde, S (2009). ‘What’s so alternative about alternative journalism?’ in full refereed paper proceedings of Journalism Education in the Digital Age: Sharing Strategies and Experiences, Perth, Western Australia, Nov 30-Dec 2, 2009, available at

52. Forde, S (2008), 'Looking for new answers in old methods: The independent press and the solutions they offer to the 'crisis of content'', in Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008, Network Insight Institute Pty Ltd, Sydney, available at

53.Meadows, M; Jacqui Ewart, Susan Forde & Kerrie Foxwell, 'Through the ears of the audience: Emerging definitions of news from community radio audiences', in Proceedings of the 2005 Journalism Education Association Conference, Griffith University, Gold Coast, 2005

54.Forde, S & E. Burrows, 'The Faces of News, Now and Then: An Historical Profile of Journalist in Australia and Overseas', in Australian Media Traditions Conference 2003, RMIT Publishing, 2003.

55.Forde, S & Michael Meadows & Kerrie Foxwell., 'Culture, commitment and community: A snapshot of the Australian community radio sector', in Communications Research Forum, 2002, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Canberra, 2002

Other research outputs

Invited Forewords, Introductions, and Major Industry Reports

56.Atton, C and S. Forde (2016). ‘Introduction’, inaugural issue of the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, Volume 1, 2016.

57.Forde, S (2015). ‘Foreword’, in Jason Bainbridge, Nicola Goc and Liz Tynan, Media and Journalism: New Approaches in Theory and Practice, Oxford University Press: Melbourne.

58.Forde, Susan (2015). Review of the Australian Community Broadcasting Sector’s National Training Program, Community Broadcasting Foundation, Melbourne. 35,000-word report delivered to the CBF for its 5-Year Review.

59.Meadows, Michael; Forde, Susan; Ewart, Jacqui; and Foxwell, Kerrie (2007) Community Media Matters: An audience study of the Australian community broadcasting sector, Brisbane, Griffith University.

60.Forde, S; Meadows, M and Foxwell, K (2003). Culture, Commitment, Community: The Australian community radio sector, Brisbane, Griffith University.

Research-based commentary

61. Forde, S. 13 March 2013 ‘Media reform: hysterical attacks on weak Conroy suggestions tell the real story’, The Conversation,

62. Forde, S. 30 April 2012 ‘Convergence Review: the call for regulation will be unpopular with established media ‘ The Conversation,

63. Forde, S. 25 June 2012, The new mantra of ‘not wrong for long’, churnalism and the role of AAP , The Conversation,

64. Forde, S. 'Alternative journalism in context', in Australian Journalism Review, 32(1): 125-127, (Major review of Atton & Hamilton’s Alternative Journalism, Sage Publications), 2010

Inquiry submissions

65.Forde, S; Meadows, M and Foxwell, K (2011). Submission to the Independent Media Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation, available at errie_Foxwell_-_Griffith_Centre_for_Cultural_Research.pdf

66.Meadows, M, Susan Forde, Jacqui Ewart, Kerrie Foxwell (2006). ‘Tuning in to community broadcasting’, Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communication Information Technology and the Arts, March 23, 2006

Invited speaker

67.Brisbane Writers’ Festival, 2017. Invited panellist for ‘The Media in Dangerous Times’, ‘Our Voice: Indigenous Voices in the Media’ and moderator for John Safran forum, ‘Depends What you Mean By Extremism’. September, 2017, State Library of Queensland.

68. Integrity 20’17: Truth, Disorder and Optimism. Invited panellist on ‘The Post-Truth Era’, South Bank, Brisbane, October 16-17,

69.Arts, Education and Law Annual Professorial Lecture, ‘The Media in Dangerous Times’, Queensland College of Art, South Nank, May 16 2017.

70.Race, Culture and Society: Influencing Harmony Symposium, Griffith University, October 2016. Media imaginings of First Nations people in Australia: Perspectives from research and real- life’. Hosted by Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Martin Betts, and the University Equity Committee

71.World Journalism Education Congress/Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia. ‘Journalism research 2016 and beyond, Auckland, NZ, June 2016.

72.National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council Annual Conference, November 27- 28 2015. Mixing up the media environment: Creating the context for a diverse and representative news agenda’, Melbourne.

73.Community Broadcasting Assocation of Australia, National Conference, November 12-15, 2015. “Delivering training in the era of a digital revolution: The contribution of Australian community broadcasting”, Terrigal, NSW..

74.School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Public Lecture Series, Vancouver, Canada (July, 2014). ‘Covering controversies: How radical, community and local media report public activism and protest around Indigenous deaths in custody’, Public Lecture, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Invited by Robert Hackett, Professor of Communications, SFU.

75.The EIDOS Foundation, November 1012-, 2013. 9th National Public Policy Congress, invited by Professor Jo Tacchi, Media & Communication for Sustainable Development.

76.Journalism Education Association of Australia, Melbourne, (November 2012). “Remembering alternative pioneers: A response to ‘Unhappy Families: The Murdoch, Fairfax and Packer Media Dynasties’”, by Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley.

77.CivilMedia Conference, April 2011, Salzburg, Austria. Large-scale qualitative and quantitative community media research: The Australian experience, Michael Meadows and Susan Forde.

78.The EIDOS Foundation, May 14, 2010. Has Multiculturalism Fallen off the Agenda? Chaired this public forum, and presented paper at the School of Arts Building, Brisbane, May 14. Guest speaker was the then-Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk

79.The Listening Practices Project, University of Sydney, Friday Oct 31, 2008. Project funded by The Cultural Research Network of the Australian Research Council, convened by Dr Penny O’Donnell (Uni. of Sydney), Dr Tanja Dreher (UTS) and Dr Justine Lloyd (Macquarie). Address on community media audience research.

Latest Writing

2019: Griffith Review 63Writing the Country: ‘Pulling down fences: An oral history with Lyall Munro Jr’ (March, 2019)


Community Broadcasting Foundation

July-December 2014

‘National Review of the Community Broadcasting Sector’s National Training Program’ $40,000

Project Leader: Assoc Professor Susan Forde

Granting body: Community Broadcasting Foundation

Department of Education (Australia)

European Commission
Jan 2015-present
Europe and Australia in the World: Reporting Political, Social and Environmental Change’ $40,000 (research component of $250,000 exchange project)
Project Leader: Professor Elizabeth Lester (UTAS); Assoc Professor Susan Forde (GU)
Granting body: Department of Education, Canberra

ARC Linkage Program

Forde, S; Foxwell, K; Meadows, M; and Burrows, E.
$202,000 over two years Our people, our pictures, our voices: Community representations of the Queensland land rights movement, 1966-2010’
Industry Partners: FAIRA Aboriginal Corporation; Waanyi Aboriginal Corporation
Granting body: Australian Research Council Host institution: Griffith University

ARC Linkage Program

Meadows, M; Forde, S; Ewart, J (with Kerrie Foxwell as Senior Research Fellow)
$455,000 over three years ‘Remote, Regional Radical: Australian Community Broadcasting Audiences Talk Back’
Industry Partners: Community Broadcasting Foundation; Community Broadcasting Association of Australia; Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts
Granting body: Australian Research Council Host institution: Griffith University

ARC Linkage/SPIRT Program

Forde, S; Meadows, M
$109,000 over two years
‘Community radio and the public sphere’
Industry Partners: Community Broadcasting Foundation; Community Broadcasting Association of Australia; Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts
Granting body: Australian Research Council
Host institution: Griffith University


Arts, Education & Law Short-Term Visiting Fellowship



‘Future directions for journalism in democracies: New paradigms and priorities’

Forde, S and K. Foxwell-Norton

Granting body: AEL Group, Griffith University

Host institution: Griffith University

Arts, Education & Law International Workshop Award



‘A Progressive Climate?: Australian and Canadian Alternative and Community Media Reporting of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, Paris’

Forde, S and K. Foxwell-Norton

Granting body: AEL Group, Griffith University

Host institution: Griffith University

GU-SFU Travel Collaborative Grant


Forde, S; K. Foxwell-Norton; B. Hackett (SFU); S. Gunster (SFU)

$10,000 Alternative and Community Media: Prospects for Climate Change Communication’

Granting body: Griffith University-Simon Fraser University

Host institution: Griffith University

GURG Program (Griffith University Researcher Grant)


Forde, S


‘The Australian Associated Press: Its historical and contemporary contribution to the news media landscape’

Granting body: Griffith University

Host institution: Griffith University


Forde, S


‘Rethinking Journalism: Investigating emerging models of news and journalism for the global community’

Granting body: Griffith University

Host institution: Griffith University


Forde, S


‘Journalists, journalism and democracy: Piloting a national survey of Australian journalists’

Granting body: Griffith University

Host institution: Griffith University

Outcome: Two (unsuccessful) ARC Discovery applications with UQ collaboration; one national refereed journal article (B); one E1 refereed conference paper.


Forde, S

$14,000 Press policy in Scandinavia and the Netherlands’

Granting body: Griffith University

Host institution: Griffith University

Outcome: Three high-quality (A* or A) refereed journal articles; one unsuccessful ARC Discovery application

ARC Small Grants scheme


Forde, S

$13,000 The Swedish press subsidies system: Information diversity and government policy’

Granting body: Australian Research Council

RhD Supervisions (Current):

Suus de groot Hueppner, PhD full-time, commenced June 2016 (co-Principal Supervision). ‘The impact of right-wing populism on Muslim and non-Muslim relations in liberal democracy’, Principal Supervisor Assoc Prof Halim Rane. Due for submission December 2019.

Erin McLean, PhD full-time, commenced January 2016 (Associate Supervision). ‘Female gamers: A media and sociological analysis of women and shooting games’, Principal Supervisor Dr Margaret Gibson, Associate Dr David Ellison. Due for submission December 2018.

Chris Thomson, PhD part-time, commenced September 2014 (Principal Supervision). “Informing mainstream journalistic practice by building an Indigenous reporting round from the ground up”, Associate Supervisors Dr Bonita Mason, Dr Kasun Ubayasiri. Due for submission September 2020.

Faith Valencia, PhD full-time, commencing May 2013 (Principal Supervision). “Work Integrated Learning and multiplatform media: A study of On Campus Learning in media production and broadcast journalism contexts”, Associate Supervisor Dr Liz Burrows. Due for submission November 2017 following leve-of-absence to take up Journalism contract position.

Ian Watson, PhD full-time, commencing 2012 (Principal Supervision). “What processes are at play in the production and broadcast of community radio in remote communities in Australia, Mexico and Canada that contribute to empowerment and the maintenance of identity?”, Associate Supervisor: Dr Kerrie Foxwell-Norton. Due for submission June 2016.

Eduardo Jordan Perez, PhD full-time, commencing 2012 (Principal Supervision). “International news coverage and the Australian media: The disappearance of World News”, combined documentary and substantial exegesis. Associate Supervisor: Dr Kasun Ubayasiri. Submitted for examination August 2017.

RhD Supervisions (to Completion):

Natcha Krisneepaiboon, PhD full-time, 2013-2017 (Principal Supervision). ‘The role of new media in multicultural Australia: A study of Thai, African and Hmong communities’, Co-Principal: Assoc Professor Halim Rane. Conferred October 2017.

Pisapat Youkongpun, PhD full-time, 2013-2017 (Principal Supervision). ‘The role of alternative media in strengthening, preserving, and promoting identity and culture: A case study in eastern Thailand’, Co-Principal Supervisor Assoc Professor Halim Rane. Conferred July 2017.

Niels Kraaier, PhD full-time (Principal Supervision). ‘A political and cultural analysis of Public Relations in government communication in Australia and the Netherlands’, Associate Supervisors: Dr Hamish McLean, Dr Paul Williams. Conferred May 2017.

Khalid Alahamoud, PhD full-time, 2009-2014 (Associate Supervision). ‘The Impact of Culture on Online Journalism in Saudi Arabia, Principal Supervisor: Prof Michael Meadows. Conferred August, 2014.

Elizabeth Burrows PhD part-time, 2005-2009 (Principal Supervision), ‘Writing to be Heard: The Role of the Indigenous Print Media in the Establishment of an Indigenous Public Sphere’, present position: Lecturer in Journalism and Communications, School of Humanities, Griffith University, Gold Coast.

Dr Kerrie Foxwell PhD full-time, 2000-2006 (Associate Supervision), ‘A discursive analysis of Coastcare’, degree conferred present position: Lecturer in Social Enterprise and Journalism Studies, School of Humanities, Griffith University, Gold Coast.

Dr Heather Anderson PhD full-time, 2004-2008 (Associate Supervision), ‘The role of prisoners’ programs and community radio in Australia and Canada’, degree conferred, present position: Lecturer in Journalism, Griffith University, Gold Coast.

Dr Kitty van Vuuren PhD full-time, 2001-2004 (Associate Supervision), ‘Community radio and communitarian values’, present position: Lecturer in Journalism, University of Queensland.