B Arts, M Arts, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Humanities
Jacqui Ewart’s research focuses on three key areas: News media coverage of cultural and religious diversity; communication and disasters; and radio audiences. Her books include Media Framing of the Muslim World (with Halim Rane and John Martinkus, Palgrave Macmillan 2014); Haneef: A Question of Character (Halstead Press, 2009); and Islam and the Australian News Media (co-edited with Halim Rane and Mohamad Abdalla, Melbourne University Press, 2010). Jacqui’s journal articles have been published in leading international journals including Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism; Discourse, Context & Media; The Radio Journal; Continuum; The Journal of Media and Religion; Disasters; and The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.
Jacqui is committed to engendering change in journalistic practices in the reporting of cultural and religious diversity and to changing communication practices in the various stages of disasters. She currently leads the Reporting Islam project, which is a nationally, competitively funded project focusing on producing resources and providing training for journalists so that they will be better informed when reporting on stories about Islam and Muslims. In 2016 the Reporting Islam project team received a Queensland Multicultural Affairs Award for Communication and Media Achievement. She has been a chief investigator on projects funded by the Australian Research Council and other nationally competitive grant schemes. Jacqui was an award winning journalist and media manager for more than a decade prior to joining the academy.
Fields of expertise
- News media coverage of cultural diversity
- News media and religious diversity
- Disasters and communication
- Radio audiences
Current teaching areas
- Introduction to Journalism
- Feature Writing