Dr Penny O'Donnell
Senior Lecturer in International Media and Journalism
PhD University of Technology, Sydney
MA (Comm) Iberoamericana University, Mexico City
BA (Hons) University of Melbourne
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Phone +61 2 9351 3896
Address Room 204, Reception, Level 2, Footbridge Theatre Terrace
Access adjacent to Footbridge Theatre and Footbridge over Parramatta Road
A09 - Holme
Wednesdays 12.30-2pm and by appointment
- Quality journalism
- Journalism history
- Journalism and listening
- International journalism
- Journalism and multiculturalism
- Australian journalism education and research
ARC Linkage (LP0990734), 'From Rivers of Gold to the Clickstream: Newspapers and Quality Journalism in the Internet', July 2009 – June 2011, with Dr David McKnight (UNSW) and Mr Jonathan Este (Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Australian Journalism).
This project will enhance Australian democracy by providing a scholarly basis for public discussion about the ways that quality journalism can survive in the Internet age. It will create knowledge about the specifically Australian experience of newspapers' transition to online media services and will thus help Australian citizens and journalists engage in global debates about journalism futures. It will create knowledge about the workplace conditions that foster quality journalism. It will showcase Australian research in international scholarly debate on newspaper futures within the field of Journalism Studies.
- O’Donnell, P. 1995, Dar la palabra al pueblo—La enseñanza-aprendizaje de la comunicación en Nicaragua durante la revolución popular sandinista [Giving voice to the people—teaching and learning communication in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Popular Revolution], Iberoamerican University, Mexico City.
- O’Donnell, P. and Simons, L. 1995, Australians against racism: Testimonies from the anti-apartheid movement in Australia, Pluto Press, Sydney.
- O’Donnell, P. and Cunningham, S. (Eds.), 1994, Who's telling the story? A conference on media and development in Australia and the region, Community Aid Abroad, Fitzroy, Vic.
- O’Donnell, P. (Ed.), 1990, Una decada de la radio en Nicaragua—una conferencia nacional [A Decade of Nicaraguan Radio—A national conference,] Central American University, Managua.
- O’Donnell, P. (forthcoming 2011) ‘Australian journalism education and research—A national report’ in Ed. Robyn Goodman, WJEC Book (working title), Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ.
- Emberson, J. & O’Donnell, P. 1995, ‘Coming Out on race and gender’, in The Coming Out Show: twenty years of feminist ABC radio, in Eds. L. Fell & C. Wenzel, ABC Books, Sydney.
- Internationalising Australian media history, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 30 (3), September 2010.
- Australian Media Traditions, Australian Journalism Review, 32 (1), July 2010.
- Listening—New ways of engaging with media and culture, Continuum—Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 24 (4), August 2009, with Justine Lloyd and Tanja Dreher
- O’Donnell, P. 2009. ‘That’s Gold! Thinking about excellence in Australian journalism’, Australian Journalism Review, 31 (2), pp. 47-59.
- O’Donnell, Penny, Lloyd, Justine and Dreher, Tanja. 2009. ‘Listening, pathbuilding and continuations: A research agenda for the analysis of listening’, Continuum, 23 (4), pp. 423-439.
- O’Donnell, Penny. 2009. ‘Journalism, change and listening practices’, Continuum, 23 (4), pp. 503-517.
- O’Donnell, P. 2007. ‘Journalism and Philosophy: Remembering Clem Lloyd’, 2007 Australian Media Traditions Conference Publication, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Accessed online on 24 January 2011 from http://www.csu.edu.au/special/amt/publication/.
- O’Donnell, P. 2006. ‘Journalism students and intergenerational change in journalism’, Australian Journalism Review, 28 (1), pp. 23-42, Journalism Education Association, Brisbane, Australia.
- O’Donnell, P. 2003. ‘Answering the critics: Another look at educational initiatives to improve reporting of Indigenous and cross-cultural issues’, Australian Journalism Review, 25 (2), pp. 135-149, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
- Spurgeon, C. and O’Donnell, P. 2003. ‘Mapping the media: “Learner-centred” orientation to graduate employability'’. Asia Pacific MediaEducator, 14, pp. 147-155, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.
- O’Donnell, P. and Dreher, T. 2002. ‘Teaching students to challenge the war-as-justice rhetoric’, Feminist Media Studies, 2 (1), pp. 147-149, Routledge, UK.
- O’Donnell, P. 2002. ‘The odd couple? Academic research and journalism education’, Australian Studies in Journalism, 10/11, pp. 58-84, Department of Journalism, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland.
- O’Donnell, P. 1999. ‘The other 66 per cent? Rethinking the labour market for journalism graduates’. Australian Journalism Review, 21 (1), July. Journalism Education Association, Brisbane, Australia.
- O’Donnell, Penny and McKnight, David. 2010. Entry on ‘The future of quality journalism’ in Eds. Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance/The Walkley Foundation, Life in the clickstream: The future of journalism, MEAA, Sydney, p. 22ff.
- O’Donnell, P. 2007. Entry on ‘Communication Professions and Academic Research’. In Ed. Wolfgang Donsbach, International Encyclopaedia of Communication, Vol III, International Communication Association/Blackwell, Malden, MA. pp. 797-803.
- O’Donnell, Penny and McKnight, David. 2010. ‘Mass media and intellectual agenda-setting: Some insights from Australian journalism history’, paper presented to the International Communications Association 60th Annual conference, SUNTEC, Singapore, 22-26 June 2010.
- McKnight, David and O’Donnell, Penny. 2009. ‘Mass media and intellectual agenda setting’. Paper presented at the Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Macquarie University, 27-30 September 2009.
- El-Gawley, Nadyat and O’Donnell, Penny. 2009. ‘Listening, journalism and community voices — Nadyat El-Gawley in conversation with Penny O’Donnell’. Continuum, 23: 4, pp. 519 — 523.
- O’Donnell, Penny. 2008. ‘Investigate the shouting—Reflections on teaching for excellence in international journalism’. Synergy, Issue 28, November, pp. 32-33.
- O’Donnell, P. 2006. ‘A colloquium on journalism and cultural diversity’, Australian Studies in Journalism, 16 (1), pp. 189-212, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
- O’Donnell, P. 2010. ‘Journalism and the capacity to listen’. Paper presented to the preconference ‘Cultural Research and Political Theory: New Intersections’, at ICA's 60th annual conference, Singapore, 22 June 2010.
- O’Donnell, P. 2010. ‘Journalism, listening and media justice’. Paper presented to the Colloquium ‘Listening for media justice’ with Professor Nick Couldry, University of Technology, Sydney, 16 February 2010.
- O’Donnell, P. 2009. ‘Listening to the news from Madagascar with Patrick Randriamboavonjy. Paper presented to the Symposium ‘Listening Futures’, Macquarie University, 7 December 2009.
- O’Donnell, P. 2009. ‘Internationalising journalism history: A case study of the Gold Walkleys 1988-2008’, Australian Media Traditions conference, University of Sydney, 23-25 November 2009.
- O’Donnell, Penny and McKnight, David. 2009. ‘Can citizen journalism live without newspapers? The changing business of quality journalism’, Paper presented at the ICA’s regional conference Journalism in the 21st Century: Between Globalization and National Identity, University of Melbourne, 16-17 July 2009.
- McKnight, David and O’Donnell, Penny. 2008. ‘Dancing on the grave of quality journalism’, Paper presented at the CCI International Conference, Creating Value: Between Commerce and Commons, QUT, Brisbane, 25-27 June 2008.
- O’Donnell, Penny and McKnight, David. 2008. ‘The future of quality journalism’, Paper presented to the annual conference of the Journalism Education Association, University of Wollongong, 1-3 December 2008.
- O’Donnell, Penny and Thill, Catherine. 2008. ‘Journalism, change and listening’, Paper presented to the annual conference of the Journalism Education Association, University of Wollongong 1-3 December 2008.
- O’Donnell, Penny and Thill, Catherine. 2008. ‘The media and listening practices’, Paper presented to the Rights, Reconciliation, Respect, and Responsibilities Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, 30 September – 3 October, 2008.
- David McKnight and Penny O'Donnell (2008) The winter of journalism's content, The Australian, 3 September, Accessed 20 August 2009 Link
Current Supervising Postgraduates
|Sarah Ayoub||Reportage Vs Representation, Reel Vs Reality, Us Vs Them: The medium, the message and the Arab-Australian folk devil in a moral panic's culture of fear.|
|Birhanu Olana Dirbaba||Journalists' Identity: The Comparison of Perceived Professional Roles and Actual Traits of Ethiopian Journalists|