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Two new edited book projects

Some good news on the book publishing front. Together with Elfriede FĂĽrsich (Boston College and FU Berlin), I will be editing a new book on travel journalism, called Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture. The book, to be published … Continue reading

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New article: The visibility of disaster deaths in news images: A comparison of newspapers from 15 countries

The new issue of the International Communication Gazette includes a paper I wrote about the newspaper coverage of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake. Building on my work on news representations of death, the article develops a five-step typology of death … Continue reading

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New article: Does Gender Determine Journalists’ Professional Views? A reassessment based on cross-national evidence

A paper on journalists’ professional views and gender in 18 countries, co-authored by Thomas Hanitzsch and myself, has just been published in the European Journal of Communication. It is based on the first wave of the Worlds of Journalism Study, … Continue reading

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New article: Australian travel journalists’ professional views and ethical standards

The new issue of Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism includes an article of mine based on my study of 85 Australian travel journalists, which was conducted in 2009-10. While a recent paper in the Public Relations Review looked at travel … Continue reading

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New article: Travel journalists’ views on public relations

A new paper on Australian travel journalists’ attitudes to public relations has been published in the Public Relations Review. The paper is based on a representative study of 85 travel journalists, which I conducted in 2009-10. It looks in particular … Continue reading

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New article and guest-edited special issue: The case for lifestyle journalism as a field of scholarly inquiry

A special issue of the journal Journalism Practice on lifestyle journalism – guest-edited by myself – has just been published. Lifestyle journalism is a field that has received relatively little attention in the past, which was why I had wanted … Continue reading

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New article: Meta-analysis of Australian Journalism Review articles

An analysis of 11 years of articles published in the Australian Journalism Review, conducted by Peter English, Jane Fynes-Clinton and myself, has been published in the same journal’s latest issue (vol. 33, iss. 2). In the study, we examined a … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK OUT – Journalism Across Cultures

My new book Journalism Across Cultures: An Introduction – co-authored with Levi Obijiofor from the University of Queensland – has just been published by Palgrave. We have tried to provide a truly integrated overview on a variety of topics with … Continue reading

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OUT NOW – Representing Death in the News

My new book, Representing Death in the News: Journalism, Media and Mortality has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. Here is the cover blurb, with thanks to Simon Cottle for the kind words. ‘In this remarkably lucid and accomplished study … Continue reading

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