Dr Jonathon Hutchinson

BComm (Hons) RMIT University, PhD ARC Center of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, QUT
Lecturer in Online Media
Internet Researcher

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9351 2821

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Biographical details

Dr Jonathon Hutchinson (Ph.D. 2013, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology) arrived at the University of Sydney in 2012. Before then, he held teaching positions at RMIT University in Melbourne and UTS in Sydney. His current research projects explore everyday social media use, the role of social media influencers within co-creative environments, and how social media is used in cyber-terrorism. He is a trained ethnographer and has been published in many leading national and international journals. Given the significance of social media in contemporary communication, he is also interested in user relationships in mediated environments, prompting his development of eResearch methodologies for social media network analysis. He tweets from @dhutchman.

Research interests

  • Participatory culture
  • Convergence
  • User-created content
  • Internet governance models
  • Institutional online communities
  • Cultural Intermediation
  • Public Service Broadcasting (PSB)
  • Digital ethnography
  • Social media network analysis
  • Digital media research methodologies

Teaching and supervision

Teaching:

  • MECO2601 Radio Broadcasting
  • MECO3602 Online Media
  • MECO6925 Online Journalism
  • MECO6936 Social Media Communication

Consultation Times:
Monday 1-3pm by appointment

Current Postgraduate Research Supervision:

  • Ravi Glasser-Vora - ‘Sensors and Smartphones’
  • Ben Egliston - ‘Games and Spectatorship'
  • Brittany Ferdinands - ‘Drink this tea and look like me’
  • Rui Zhang, ‘Cultural readings of Emoji’

Current projects

  • Everyday Social Media Research Group - This interdisciplinary research group takes a holistic approach to understanding the key dimensions and implications of social media in Australia, and to place this in international context. Everyday Social Media brings together leading researchers to generate new research methods and knowledge of this field.
  • Health Humanities - The health humanities node will function as a platform for innovative humanities, arts, social and health sciences, and information technology scholars, medical, health and social care professionals, voluntary sector workers and creative practitioners to join forces with informal and family carers, service-users and the wider self-caring public to explore, celebrate and develop new approaches in advancing health and wellbeing through the arts and humanities in hospitals, residential and community settings.
  • Sydney Cyber Security Network - The Sydney Cyber Security Network (SCSN) is a multidisciplinary team of researchers investigating the technology, law, governance and science of cyber security. Our founding members are resident experts in media, sociology, criminology, engineering, law, information technologies and international relations at the University of Sydney. The advancement in research, innovation and training in cyber security depends on sharing knowledge and practice across the fields of Defence, Law, Science & Tech and Governance.
  • TrISMA (Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis - TrISMA is the ARC-funded Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analytics (TrISMA ), which has been developed by QUT, Curtin, Swinburne and Deakin universities to provide detailed analytics regarding Australian social media use.

Associations

  • International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
  • Association of Internet Research (AoIR)
  • Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)

Awards and honours

  • Grant Noble Prize for Best Postgraduate Student Paper, ANZCA, Perth, July, 2013
  • QUT Creative Industries Faculty Award to attend the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) Summer Doctoral Program (Highest ranked HDR student), 2012
  • Australian Academy of the Humanities Award for the Digital Humanities Australasia Conference, 2012
  • Wikimedia Deutschland Scholarship to attend the Wikipedia Academy, Freie Universität, Berlin, 2012
  • Vice Chancellor’s List Award RMIT, 2010

In the media

Jonathan Hutchinson is often called on for comment regarding digital and social media, and is a contributor for The Conversation. A full list of opinion pieces and interviews can be found here.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2015

  • Social Media and Digital Citizenship; Vromen A, Martin F, Goggin G, Hutchinson J, Sinpeng A; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/SSSHARC Collaborative Projects Support Scheme.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Hutchinson, J. (2016). Cultural Intermediation, Algorithmic Culture and Public Service Media: Social Media, Co-creation and Influence. In A. Jaskiernia and M. Glowacki (Eds.), Public Service Media in the Digital Mediascapes. London: Peter Lang.
  • Hutchinson, J., Martin, F., Sinpeng, A. (2016). Towards Ethically Responsible Social Media Research. In M. Zimmer and K. Kinder-Kurlanda (Eds.), Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges. London: Peter Lang.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2014). Extending the Public Service Remit through ABC Pool. In Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Fiona Martin (Eds.), The Value of Public Service Media, (pp. 223-243). Gothenburg: Nordicom.

Journals

  • Hutchinson, J. (2016). An Introduction to Digital Media Research Methods: How to Research and the Implications of New Media Data. Communication Research and Practice, 2(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Hutchinson, J. (2016). Moving Convergence Culture towards Cultural Intermediation: Social Media and Cultural Inclusion. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 30(2), 158-170. [More Information]
  • Hutchinson, J. (2016). The Future of Digital Archive Collections: Augmenting Public Service Media Geo-Locative Archives. Mobile Media & Communication, 4(1), 37-51. [More Information]
  • Hutchinson, J. (2015). Public Service Media and Social TV: Bridging or Expanding Gaps in Participation? Media International Australia, 154, 89-100.
  • O'Donnell, P., Hutchinson, J. (2015). Pushback journalism: Twitter, user engagement and journalism students' responses to The Australian. Australian Journalism Review, 37(1), 105-120.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2015). The Impact of Social TV and Audience Participation on National Cultural Policy: Co-creating Television Comedy with #7DaysLater. Communication, Politics and Culture, 47(3), 21-33.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2014). I Can Haz Likes: Cultural Intermediation to Facilitate "Petworking". M/C Journal, 17(2).
  • Hutchinson, J. (2013). Communication Models of Institutional Online Communities: The Role of the ABC Cultural Intermediary. Platform: Journal of Media and Communication, 5(1), 75-85.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2013). The Cultural Impact of Institutional Remix: The Formalisation of Textual Reappropriation Within the ABC. M/C Journal, 16(4).
  • Hutchinson, J. (2012). The Ethnographer as Community Manager: Language Translation and User Negotiation Through Tacit Norms. Media International Australia, 145, 112-122.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2010). Public Service Broadcasting, Creative Industries and Innovation Infrastructure: The Case of 'ABC's Pool'. Australian Journal of Communication, 37(3), 15-32.

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.

Research Reports

  • Hutchinson, J. (2014). Technology Types: Defining six characteristics Synonymous with technological devices, (pp. 7 - 25). Sydney, Australia: Digital Dialect Consultancy.

2016

  • Hutchinson, J. (2016). An Introduction to Digital Media Research Methods: How to Research and the Implications of New Media Data. Communication Research and Practice, 2(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Hutchinson, J. (2016). Cultural Intermediation, Algorithmic Culture and Public Service Media: Social Media, Co-creation and Influence. In A. Jaskiernia and M. Glowacki (Eds.), Public Service Media in the Digital Mediascapes. London: Peter Lang.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2016). Moving Convergence Culture towards Cultural Intermediation: Social Media and Cultural Inclusion. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 30(2), 158-170. [More Information]
  • Hutchinson, J. (2016). The Future of Digital Archive Collections: Augmenting Public Service Media Geo-Locative Archives. Mobile Media & Communication, 4(1), 37-51. [More Information]
  • Hutchinson, J., Martin, F., Sinpeng, A. (2016). Towards Ethically Responsible Social Media Research. In M. Zimmer and K. Kinder-Kurlanda (Eds.), Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges. London: Peter Lang.

2015

  • Hutchinson, J. (2015). Public Service Media and Social TV: Bridging or Expanding Gaps in Participation? Media International Australia, 154, 89-100.
  • O'Donnell, P., Hutchinson, J. (2015). Pushback journalism: Twitter, user engagement and journalism students' responses to The Australian. Australian Journalism Review, 37(1), 105-120.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2015). The Impact of Social TV and Audience Participation on National Cultural Policy: Co-creating Television Comedy with #7DaysLater. Communication, Politics and Culture, 47(3), 21-33.

2014

  • Hutchinson, J. (2014). Extending the Public Service Remit through ABC Pool. In Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Fiona Martin (Eds.), The Value of Public Service Media, (pp. 223-243). Gothenburg: Nordicom.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2014). I Can Haz Likes: Cultural Intermediation to Facilitate "Petworking". M/C Journal, 17(2).
  • Hutchinson, J. (2014). Technology Types: Defining six characteristics Synonymous with technological devices, (pp. 7 - 25). Sydney, Australia: Digital Dialect Consultancy.

2013

  • Hutchinson, J. (2013). Communication Models of Institutional Online Communities: The Role of the ABC Cultural Intermediary. Platform: Journal of Media and Communication, 5(1), 75-85.
  • 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.
  • Hutchinson, J. (2013). The Cultural Impact of Institutional Remix: The Formalisation of Textual Reappropriation Within the ABC. M/C Journal, 16(4).

2012

  • Hutchinson, J. (2012). The Ethnographer as Community Manager: Language Translation and User Negotiation Through Tacit Norms. Media International Australia, 145, 112-122.

2010

  • Hutchinson, J. (2010). Public Service Broadcasting, Creative Industries and Innovation Infrastructure: The Case of 'ABC's Pool'. Australian Journal of Communication, 37(3), 15-32.

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