B Arts (Hons), PhD
Director, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
Susan Forde is Director of the Griffith Centre for Social & Cultural Research, a broad-based humanities and social science research centre. She is known for her work on community and independent media forms and the connections between social movements and media.
Susan is the Chief Investigator on a current ARC project investigating community representations of the land rights movement in Queensland. She has recently conducted a national review of the Australian community broadcasting sector's National Training Program. She is the author of 'Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media' (2011, Palgrave Macmillan); and co-author with Meadows and Foxwell of 'Developing Dialogues: Indigenous and Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia' (Intellect, 2009). Susan is the current Vice Chair of the Community Communication research section in the International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR).
- Community, citizens' and alternative media
- Alternative forms of journalism
- Social movements and media interactions
- Media policy -- national and international
Current teaching areas
- Newswriting and newsgathering
- Publishing for online and print media
- Journalism and Communications Internships