Dr Fiona Martin

Senior Lecturer in Convergent and Online Media | Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5098

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Biographical details

Dr Fiona Martin researches media convergence and the development, uses and regulation of online media (internet, web, mobiles, e-readers and IPTV), with a particular interest in public service media. Currently she is studying concepts of self, risk and value in PSM user interaction and participatory environments. She is conducting research on the ethical and legal implications of convergent and online news publishing for the Australian Press Council. She is also a chief investigator, with Gerard Goggin and Tim Dwyer, on the ARC Discovery project Moving Media (2012-2014), researching mobile internet development, uses and policy.

Fiona is a former community and ABC radio broadcaster (Radio National and 702 Sydney), radio documentary maker and sound designer for multimedia and theatre. For over a decade she has also been a print, online and cross-media journalist and media educator. Her interest in convergent journalism led to the cross-media documentary series Re-imagining Utopia(Martin and Duncan, 2003) and a doctoral thesis on the emergence of an interactive, multimedial ABC (Martin, 2008). She edits Parallax and Salience and tweets @frmartin.

Research interests

  • public service media
  • convergent and online journalism
  • online media ethics and regulation
  • participatory media and user generated content

Teaching and supervision

Consultation times: Tuesdays 12- 2pm

Current supervision

Dominic Santangelo (D.Arts, Assoc. supervisor) Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration in community broadcasting

Kirsten McGregor (MPhil, principal supervisor) Public service broadcasting in a networked society: the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the National Broadband Network

Catherine Maggs (MPhil, principal supervisor) WikiLeaks and the Control of Communication: Switching Power in a Networked Society

Nonee Walsh (MA research, principal supervisor) Mediating justice: investigating the media framing of the 2006 AWB inquiry

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Mediating the Conversation: inclusive dialogue in globalising online news environments; Martin F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

2012

  • Moving Media: Mobile Internet and New Policy Modes; Goggin G, Dwyer T, Martin F, Feijoo C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2010

  • Reuse and Repurposing in Australian Online News: trends, convergent journalism workflow and ethical guidelines; Dwyer T, Martin F; Australian Press Council/Research Support.

Selected publications & creative works

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Edited Books

  • Lowe, G., Martin, F. (2014). The Value of Public Service Media: RIPE@2013 Reader. Göteborg: Nordicom.

Book Chapters

  • Goggin, G., Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2014). Moveable Media: Mobile Internet and New Policy Modes. In Michal Glowacki, Lizzie Jackson (Eds.), Public Media Management for the Twenty-First Century: Creativity, Innovation, and Interaction, (pp. 40-58). New York, United States: Routledge.
  • Martin, F., Lowe, G. (2014). The Value and Values of Public Service Media. In Gregory Ferrell Lowe and Fiona Martin (Eds.), The Value of Public Service Media: RIPE@2013 Reader, (pp. 19-42). Göteborg: Nordicom.
  • Martin, F. (2012). Vox Populi, Vox Dei: ABC Online and the Risks of Dialogic Interaction. In Maureen Burns, Neils Brugger (Eds.), Histories of Public Service Broadcasters on the Web, (pp. 177-192). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Martin, F. (2006). New media, new audiences. In Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Turner (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 2nd Edition, (pp. 315-328). Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Clarke, R., Martin, F., Garton, A., Given, J., Goggin, G., Green, L., Lovink, G. (2004). Histories, trends, futures: Round table on the Australian Internet. In Gerard Goggin (Eds.), Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia, (pp. 274-291). Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Martin, F. (2004). Net worth: the unlikely rise of ABC Online. In Gerard Goggin (Eds.), Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia, (pp. 193-208). Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Martin, F., Ellis, R. (2003). Dropping In, Not Dropping Out: Evolution of the Alternative Media in the Rainbow Region 1970-2002. In Helen Wilson (Eds.), Belonging in the Rainbow Region: Cultural Perspectives on the NSW North Coast, (pp. 179-205). Australia: Southern Cross University Press.

Journals

  • Goggin, G., Martin, F., Dwyer, T. (2014). Locative News: Mobile Media, Place Informatics, and Digital News. Journalism Studies, 15.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F., Goggin, G. (2011). News diversity and broadband applications: Challenges for content and distribution. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 61(4), 65.1-65.11.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2010). Updating Diversity of Voice Arguments for Online News Media. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 4(1), 1-18.
  • Martin, F. (2008). Convergence, online and new media news. State of the News Print Media in Australia, 2008, 4-2-4-7.
  • Martin, F. (2008). Education & training for convergent media production. State of the News Print Media in Australia, 2008, 8.12-8.17.
  • Martin, F. (2004). Watching the creatives. RealTime: +onscreen, 64.
  • Martin, F. (2002). Beyond Public Service Broadcasting?: ABC Online and The User/Citizen. Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 35(1), 42-62.
  • Martin, F., Wilson, H. (2002). Beyond The ABC's Backyard: Radio, the Web and Australian Regional Space. Convergence: the international journal of research into new media technologies, 8(1), 43-61.
  • Martin, F., Ellis, R. (2002). Dropping in, not out: the evolution of the alternative press in Byron Shire 1970 - 2001. Transformations, 2.

Conferences

  • Goggin, G., Dwyer, T., Martin, F., Hutchinson, J. (2013). Mobile Internet's 'Creative Destruction': Implications for Global Mobile Policy, International Association for Communication Researchers. Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders, Dublin City University: International Association for Media and Communication Research.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2010). News Diversity in Online Media Systems: A Preliminary Report on the Concept of Voice. International Readings in Mass Media and Communications, Moscow, Russia: Lomonosov Moscow State University.
  • Martin, F. (2002). Forum, Zone, Database, Incubator: Critical concepts for public service broadcasting online. 23 Conference and General Assembly IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI Intercultural Communication. International Association for Media and Communication Research.

Original Creative Work

  • Martin, F., Dwyer, T. (2012). Addressing Convergence: operational, legal and ethical trends in online and cross-media news production. Addressing Convergence, (pp. 1 - 57). Sydney, Australia: Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney.

Recorded / Rendered

  • Martin, F. (2003). Re-imagining Utopia, Sydney, Australia: ABC Radio Rational.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2013). The Hits and Misses of Journalism's New Daily. The Conversation.
  • Martin, F., Dwyer, T. (2012). Churnalism on The Rise as News Sites Fill up with Shared Content and Wire Copy. The Conversation.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2011). The online test for media inquiries. The Conversation.

Report

  • Martin, F., Dwyer, T. (2012). Addressing Convergence: Operational, Legal and Ethical Trends in Online and Cross-media News Production. A report funded by the Australian Press Council.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F., Goggin, G. (2011). Submission to DBCE Convergence Review.

Other

  • Martin, F. (2008), Digital Dilemmas: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Interactive Multimedia Publishing 1992 - 2002.

2014

  • Goggin, G., Martin, F., Dwyer, T. (2014). Locative News: Mobile Media, Place Informatics, and Digital News. Journalism Studies, 15.
  • Goggin, G., Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2014). Moveable Media: Mobile Internet and New Policy Modes. In Michal Glowacki, Lizzie Jackson (Eds.), Public Media Management for the Twenty-First Century: Creativity, Innovation, and Interaction, (pp. 40-58). New York, United States: Routledge.
  • Martin, F., Lowe, G. (2014). The Value and Values of Public Service Media. In Gregory Ferrell Lowe and Fiona Martin (Eds.), The Value of Public Service Media: RIPE@2013 Reader, (pp. 19-42). Göteborg: Nordicom.
  • Lowe, G., Martin, F. (2014). The Value of Public Service Media: RIPE@2013 Reader. Göteborg: Nordicom.

2013

  • Goggin, G., Dwyer, T., Martin, F., Hutchinson, J. (2013). Mobile Internet's 'Creative Destruction': Implications for Global Mobile Policy, International Association for Communication Researchers. Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders, Dublin City University: International Association for Media and Communication Research.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2013). The Hits and Misses of Journalism's New Daily. The Conversation.

2012

  • Martin, F., Dwyer, T. (2012). Addressing Convergence: operational, legal and ethical trends in online and cross-media news production. Addressing Convergence, (pp. 1 - 57). Sydney, Australia: Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney.
  • Martin, F., Dwyer, T. (2012). Addressing Convergence: Operational, Legal and Ethical Trends in Online and Cross-media News Production. A report funded by the Australian Press Council.
  • Martin, F., Dwyer, T. (2012). Churnalism on The Rise as News Sites Fill up with Shared Content and Wire Copy. The Conversation.
  • Martin, F. (2012). Vox Populi, Vox Dei: ABC Online and the Risks of Dialogic Interaction. In Maureen Burns, Neils Brugger (Eds.), Histories of Public Service Broadcasters on the Web, (pp. 177-192). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

2011

  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F., Goggin, G. (2011). News diversity and broadband applications: Challenges for content and distribution. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 61(4), 65.1-65.11.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F., Goggin, G. (2011). Submission to DBCE Convergence Review.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2011). The online test for media inquiries. The Conversation.

2010

  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2010). News Diversity in Online Media Systems: A Preliminary Report on the Concept of Voice. International Readings in Mass Media and Communications, Moscow, Russia: Lomonosov Moscow State University.
  • Dwyer, T., Martin, F. (2010). Updating Diversity of Voice Arguments for Online News Media. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 4(1), 1-18.

2008

  • Martin, F. (2008). Convergence, online and new media news. State of the News Print Media in Australia, 2008, 4-2-4-7.
  • Martin, F. (2008), Digital Dilemmas: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Interactive Multimedia Publishing 1992 - 2002.
  • Martin, F. (2008). Education & training for convergent media production. State of the News Print Media in Australia, 2008, 8.12-8.17.

2006

  • Martin, F. (2006). New media, new audiences. In Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Turner (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 2nd Edition, (pp. 315-328). Australia: Allen and Unwin.

2004

  • Clarke, R., Martin, F., Garton, A., Given, J., Goggin, G., Green, L., Lovink, G. (2004). Histories, trends, futures: Round table on the Australian Internet. In Gerard Goggin (Eds.), Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia, (pp. 274-291). Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Martin, F. (2004). Net worth: the unlikely rise of ABC Online. In Gerard Goggin (Eds.), Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia, (pp. 193-208). Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Martin, F. (2004). Watching the creatives. RealTime: +onscreen, 64.

2003

  • Martin, F. (2003). Re-imagining Utopia, Sydney, Australia: ABC Radio Rational.
  • Martin, F., Ellis, R. (2003). Dropping In, Not Dropping Out: Evolution of the Alternative Media in the Rainbow Region 1970-2002. In Helen Wilson (Eds.), Belonging in the Rainbow Region: Cultural Perspectives on the NSW North Coast, (pp. 179-205). Australia: Southern Cross University Press.

2002

  • Martin, F. (2002). Beyond Public Service Broadcasting?: ABC Online and The User/Citizen. Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 35(1), 42-62.
  • Martin, F., Wilson, H. (2002). Beyond The ABC's Backyard: Radio, the Web and Australian Regional Space. Convergence: the international journal of research into new media technologies, 8(1), 43-61.
  • Martin, F., Ellis, R. (2002). Dropping in, not out: the evolution of the alternative press in Byron Shire 1970 - 2001. Transformations, 2.
  • Martin, F. (2002). Forum, Zone, Database, Incubator: Critical concepts for public service broadcasting online. 23 Conference and General Assembly IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI Intercultural Communication. International Association for Media and Communication Research.

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