Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen

BA Monash PhD Monash
Emeritus Professor

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3754

Website Personal Website

Biographical details

Rodney Tiffen is Emeritus Professor in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His most recent book is Rupert Murdoch. A Reassessment (2014). His earlier books include How Australia Compares(two editions, co-authored with Ross Gittins);Diplomatic Deceits. Government, Media and East Timor; Scandals.Media, Politics and Corruption in Contemporary Australia; and News and Power. He has authored numerous articles on mass media and Australian politics, and is editor ofMayer on the Media: Selected Essays on Australian Media, and co-editor ofAustralia’s Gulf War. He was Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo (1984-86); acted as an observer of South Africa’s media during that country’s first democratic election (1994); conducted three reviews of the ABC's international broadcaster Radio Australia (1989, 1995, 1997), and worked with the independent Finkelstein inquiry into the media (2011-12).

Research interests

  • Australian Government & Politics
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • Journalism, Communication and Media Studies
  • Australian politics
  • Comparative democratic politics
  • Comparative studies
  • Democratisation
  • Democratisation and Australian relations with Asia
  • Mass media

Selected grants

2009

  • The Australian Policy Online Full-Text Research Repository and Thematic Gateways; Thomas J, Tiffen R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2008

  • Australian Policy Online Development Project; Tiffen R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2006

  • Australia Policy Online Development Project; et a, Thomas J, Tiffen R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Media Change Political Change; Tiffen R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2001

  • The Politics of New Media Policy in East Asia; Tiffen R, Kwak K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Tiffen, R. (2014). Rupert Murdoch: A Reassessment. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing.
  • Tiffen, R., Gittins, R. (2009). How Australia Compares. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tiffen, R., Gittins, R. (2004). How Australia Compares. Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2001). Diplomatic Deceits. Government, Media and East Timor. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (1999). Scandals. Media, Politics and Corruption in Contemporary Australia. Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (1990). News and Power. North Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Tiffen, R. (1980). Communications and Politics. The Press, the Public and the Third World. Canberra: Australian Council for Overseas Aid.
  • Tiffen, R. (1980). The News from Southeast Asia. The Sociology of Newsmaking. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).

Edited Books

  • Tiffen, R. (2000). Media Power Professionals and Policies. London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tiffen, R. (1994). Mayer on the Media. Issues and Arguments. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
  • Tiffen, R., Goot,, M. (1992). Australia's Gulf War. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Tiffen, R., Feith, H. (1984). Rex Mortimer. Stubborn Survivors. Dissenting Essays on Peasants and Third World Development. Melbourne: Monash University Centre for Southeast Asia.

Book Chapters

  • Papandrea, F., Tiffen, R. (2016). Media Ownership and Concentration in�Australia. In Eli M. Noam (Eds.), Who Owns the World's Media? Media Concentration and Ownership around the World, (pp. 703-739). New York: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2015). Whose Hand on the Gate? Rupert Murdoch’s Australian and News Coverage of Climate Change. In Tim P. Vos, Francois Heinderyckx (Eds.), Gatekeeping in Transition, (pp. 180-200). New York: Routledge.
  • Tiffen, R. (2014). Finkelstein Inquiry into the media. In Scott Prasser, Helen Tracey (Eds.), Royal Commissions & Public Inquiries: Practice & Potential, (pp. 157-174). Ballarat: Connor Court Publishing.
  • Tiffen, R., Ricketson, M. (2014). Regulating Journalism in Australia. In Daniel Giroux, Pierre Trudel (Eds.), La regulation du travail journalistique dans dix pays, dont le Canada, (pp. 15-40). Quebec: Centre detudes sur les medias.
  • Tiffen, R. (2014). The Press [revised version of chapter in the 2010 edition]. In Stuart Cunningham and Sue Turnbull (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 4th Edition. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
  • Tiffen, R. (2013). Scandals. In Troy Bramston (Eds.), The Whitlam Legacy, (pp. 157-164). Sydney, Australia: Federation Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2013). Spin Doctors, News Values and Public Interest – the Bermuda Triangle of Policy Debate. In Matthew Ricketson (Eds.), Australian Journalism Today, (pp. 16-27). South Yarra, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tiffen, R. (2012). How Russia compares. In Graeme Gill, James Young (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics & Society, (pp. 45-68). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Mills, S., Tiffen, R. (2012). Opinion Polls and the Media in Australia. In Christina Holtz-Bacha, Jesper Strombacker (Eds.), Opinion Polls and the Media: Reflecting and Shaping Public Opinion, (pp. 155-174). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tiffen, R. (2012). Spin Doctors, News Values and Public Interest - the Bermuda Triangle of Policy Debate. In Matthew Ricketson (Eds.), Australian Journalism Today, (pp. 16-27). South Yarra, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tiffen, R. (2010). The Press. In Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Turner (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 3rd Edition, (pp. 81-96). Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Tiffen, R. (2009). Reversed negatives: how the news media respond to "our" atrocities. In Stritzke, W; Lewandowsky, S; Denemark, D; Clare, J; Morgan (Eds.), Terrorism and Torture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, (pp. 246-264). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2008). Australia: Gladiatorial Parties and Volatile Media in a Stable Polity. In Jesper Strömbäck and Lynda Lee Kaid (Eds.), The Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World, (pp. 109-123). New York and Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tiffen, R. (2008). Australian use of intelligence and the case for war in Iraq. In James P. Pfiffner and Mark Phythian (Eds.), Intelligence and National Security Policymaking on Iraq: British and American Perspectives, (pp. 106-125). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2007). From Technological Abundance to Commercial Monopoly in Australian Pay TV: Key Relationships in Institutionalising Subscription Television. In Andrew T Kenyon (Eds.), TV Futures. Digital Television Policy In Australia, (pp. 54-81). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Savage, M., Tiffen, R. (2007). Politicians, journalists and spin: tangled relationships and shifting alliances. In Sally Young (Eds.), Government Communication in Australia, (pp. 79-92). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2007). Rupert Murdoch's Global Ambition. In Kenji Suzuki (Eds.), Nation States and Media- The Question of National Identity, (pp. 139-165). Japan: Akakshi Shoten Inc.
  • Tiffen, R. (2006). The Press. In Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Turner (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 2nd Edition, (pp. 97-112). Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Tiffen, R. (2006). Wran and the Media. In Troy Bramston (Eds.), The Wran Era, (pp. 107-116). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Tiffen, R., Kwak, K. (2005). Cable Television and Democracy in Taiwan and South Korea. In Angela Rose Romano, Michael Bromley (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 135-147). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tiffen, R. (2005). Media Australia 2004: Sebuah Audit Demokrasi (Australia's Media 2004 - A Democratic Audit). In Mar'iyah, C. (Eds.), Indonesia-Australia: Tantangan dan Kesempatan dalam Hubungan Politik Bilateral (Indonesia-Australia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Bilateral Political Relationship), (pp. 87-111). Jakarta, Indonesia: University of Indonesia and Granit.
  • Tiffen, R. (2005). The Aftermath. Must Labor Lose? In Browne, P. and Thomas, J. (Eds.), A win and a Prayer. Scenes from the 2004 Australian Election, (pp. 123-129). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2005). The Generational Warrior. In Browne, P. and Thomas, J. (Eds.), A win and a Prayer. Scenes from the 2004 Australian Election, (pp. 84-87). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2002). Media escalation and political anti-climax in Australia's 'Cash for Comment' scandal. In Raymond Kuhn; Erik Neveu (Eds.), Political Journalism: New challenges, new practices, (pp. 131-148). London and New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tiffen, R. (2002). Political economy and news. In Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Turner (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 2nd Edition, (pp. 35-47). Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Tiffen, R. (2001). Australian Media Occupations. In Jeremy Tunstall (Eds.), Media Occupations and Professions: A Reader, (pp. 253-262). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Simons, M., Tiffen, R., Hendrie, D., Carson, A., Sullivan, H., Muller, D., McNair, B. (2016). Understanding the civic impact of journalism [in-press]. Journalism Studies. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2015). From punctuated equilibrium to threatened species: the evolution of Australian newspaper circulation and ownership. Australian Journalism Review, 37(1), 63-80.
  • Finkelstein, R., Tiffen, R. (2015). When Does Press Self-Regulation Work? Melbourne University Law Review, 38(3), 944-967.
  • Curran, J., Coen, S., Soroka, S., Aalberg, T., Hayashi, K., Hichy, Z., Iyengar, S., Jones, P., Mazzoleni, G., Papathanassopoulos, S., Tiffen, R., et al (2014). Reconsidering 'virtuous circle' and 'media malaise' theories of the media: An 11-nation study. Journalism, 15(7), 815-833. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R., Jones, P., Rowe, D., Aalberg, T., Coen, S., Curran, J., Hayashi, K., Iyengar, S., Mazzoleni, G., Papathanassopoulos, S., et al (2014). Sources in the News: A comparative study. Journalism Studies, 15(4), 374-391. [More Information]
  • Soroka, S., Andrew, B., Aalberg, T., Iyengar, S., Curran, J., Coen, S., Hayashi, K., Jones, P., Mazzoleni, G., Rhee, J., Tiffen, R., et al (2013). Auntie Knows Best? Public Broadcasters and Current Affairs Knowledge. British Journal of Political Science, 43(4), 719-739. [More Information]
  • Aalberg, T., Papathanassopoulos, S., Soroka, S., Curran, J., Hayashi, K., Iyengar, S., Jones, P., Mazzoleni, G., Rojas, H., Rowe, D., Tiffen, R. (2013). International TV News, Foreign Affairs Interest and Public Knowledge: A comparative study of foreign news coverage and public opinion in 11 countries. Journalism Studies, 14(3), 387-406. [More Information]
  • Curran, J., Coen, S., Aalberg, T., Hayashi, K., Jones, P., Splendore, S., Papathanassopoulos, S., Rowe, D., Tiffen, R. (2013). Internet revolution revisited: A comparative study of online news. Media, Culture and Society, 35(7), 880-897. [More Information]
  • Papathanassopoulos, S., Coen, S., Curran, J., Aalberg, T., Rowe, D., Jones, P., Rojas, H., Tiffen, R. (2013). Online Threat, But Television is Still Dominant: A comparative study of 11 nations' news consumption. Journalism Practice, 7(6), 690-704. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2012). Small Scandal in London - Not Many Killed. Television and New Media, 13(1), 21-25. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2011). Has the gap between qualities and tabloids increased? Changes in Australian newspapers 1956-2006. Australian Journal of Communication, 38(2), 33-52.
  • Tiffen, R. (2011). WikiLeaks and mega-plumbing issues - unresolved dilemmas revisited. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 5(1), 1-10.
  • Tiffen, R. (2010). Changes in Australian Newspapers 1956-2006. Journalism Practice, 4(3), 345-359. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2010). Deaths in the news 1956-2006. Australian Journalism Review, 32(1), 41-50.
  • Tiffen, R. (2008). Campaign Tactics, Media Bias and the Politics of Explanations: Accounting for the Coalition's Loss in 2007. Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 41(2), 8-29.
  • Doig, A., Pfiffner, J., Phythian, M., Tiffen, R. (2007). Marching in Time: Alliance Politics, Synchrony and the Case for War in Iraq, 2002-2003. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 61(1), 23-40.
  • Tiffen, R. (2006). Contested Narratives, Ambiguous Impacts and Democratic Dilemmas: The Western News Media and the "War on Terror". Policy and Society, 25(4), 99-119.
  • Tiffen, R. (2004). Tip Of The Iceberg Or Moral Panic? Police Corruption Issues In Contemporary New South Wales. American Behavioral Scientist, 47(9), 1171-1193.

Conferences

  • Tiffen, R. (2011). Australian attitudes to China's global role: the politics of changing expectations. Beijing Forum 2010: The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All, Beijing, China: Peking University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2004). The Development Of Pay Television In Australia. 6th World Media Economics Conference.

2016

  • Papandrea, F., Tiffen, R. (2016). Media Ownership and Concentration in�Australia. In Eli M. Noam (Eds.), Who Owns the World's Media? Media Concentration and Ownership around the World, (pp. 703-739). New York: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Simons, M., Tiffen, R., Hendrie, D., Carson, A., Sullivan, H., Muller, D., McNair, B. (2016). Understanding the civic impact of journalism [in-press]. Journalism Studies. [More Information]

2015

  • Tiffen, R. (2015). From punctuated equilibrium to threatened species: the evolution of Australian newspaper circulation and ownership. Australian Journalism Review, 37(1), 63-80.
  • Finkelstein, R., Tiffen, R. (2015). When Does Press Self-Regulation Work? Melbourne University Law Review, 38(3), 944-967.
  • Tiffen, R. (2015). Whose Hand on the Gate? Rupert Murdoch’s Australian and News Coverage of Climate Change. In Tim P. Vos, Francois Heinderyckx (Eds.), Gatekeeping in Transition, (pp. 180-200). New York: Routledge.

2014

  • Tiffen, R. (2014). Finkelstein Inquiry into the media. In Scott Prasser, Helen Tracey (Eds.), Royal Commissions & Public Inquiries: Practice & Potential, (pp. 157-174). Ballarat: Connor Court Publishing.
  • Curran, J., Coen, S., Soroka, S., Aalberg, T., Hayashi, K., Hichy, Z., Iyengar, S., Jones, P., Mazzoleni, G., Papathanassopoulos, S., Tiffen, R., et al (2014). Reconsidering 'virtuous circle' and 'media malaise' theories of the media: An 11-nation study. Journalism, 15(7), 815-833. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R., Ricketson, M. (2014). Regulating Journalism in Australia. In Daniel Giroux, Pierre Trudel (Eds.), La regulation du travail journalistique dans dix pays, dont le Canada, (pp. 15-40). Quebec: Centre detudes sur les medias.
  • Tiffen, R. (2014). Rupert Murdoch: A Reassessment. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing.
  • Tiffen, R., Jones, P., Rowe, D., Aalberg, T., Coen, S., Curran, J., Hayashi, K., Iyengar, S., Mazzoleni, G., Papathanassopoulos, S., et al (2014). Sources in the News: A comparative study. Journalism Studies, 15(4), 374-391. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2014). The Press [revised version of chapter in the 2010 edition]. In Stuart Cunningham and Sue Turnbull (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 4th Edition. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

2013

  • Soroka, S., Andrew, B., Aalberg, T., Iyengar, S., Curran, J., Coen, S., Hayashi, K., Jones, P., Mazzoleni, G., Rhee, J., Tiffen, R., et al (2013). Auntie Knows Best? Public Broadcasters and Current Affairs Knowledge. British Journal of Political Science, 43(4), 719-739. [More Information]
  • Aalberg, T., Papathanassopoulos, S., Soroka, S., Curran, J., Hayashi, K., Iyengar, S., Jones, P., Mazzoleni, G., Rojas, H., Rowe, D., Tiffen, R. (2013). International TV News, Foreign Affairs Interest and Public Knowledge: A comparative study of foreign news coverage and public opinion in 11 countries. Journalism Studies, 14(3), 387-406. [More Information]
  • Curran, J., Coen, S., Aalberg, T., Hayashi, K., Jones, P., Splendore, S., Papathanassopoulos, S., Rowe, D., Tiffen, R. (2013). Internet revolution revisited: A comparative study of online news. Media, Culture and Society, 35(7), 880-897. [More Information]
  • Papathanassopoulos, S., Coen, S., Curran, J., Aalberg, T., Rowe, D., Jones, P., Rojas, H., Tiffen, R. (2013). Online Threat, But Television is Still Dominant: A comparative study of 11 nations' news consumption. Journalism Practice, 7(6), 690-704. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2013). Scandals. In Troy Bramston (Eds.), The Whitlam Legacy, (pp. 157-164). Sydney, Australia: Federation Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2013). Spin Doctors, News Values and Public Interest – the Bermuda Triangle of Policy Debate. In Matthew Ricketson (Eds.), Australian Journalism Today, (pp. 16-27). South Yarra, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

  • Tiffen, R. (2012). How Russia compares. In Graeme Gill, James Young (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics & Society, (pp. 45-68). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Mills, S., Tiffen, R. (2012). Opinion Polls and the Media in Australia. In Christina Holtz-Bacha, Jesper Strombacker (Eds.), Opinion Polls and the Media: Reflecting and Shaping Public Opinion, (pp. 155-174). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tiffen, R. (2012). Small Scandal in London - Not Many Killed. Television and New Media, 13(1), 21-25. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2012). Spin Doctors, News Values and Public Interest - the Bermuda Triangle of Policy Debate. In Matthew Ricketson (Eds.), Australian Journalism Today, (pp. 16-27). South Yarra, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.

2011

  • Tiffen, R. (2011). Australian attitudes to China's global role: the politics of changing expectations. Beijing Forum 2010: The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All, Beijing, China: Peking University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2011). Has the gap between qualities and tabloids increased? Changes in Australian newspapers 1956-2006. Australian Journal of Communication, 38(2), 33-52.
  • Tiffen, R. (2011). WikiLeaks and mega-plumbing issues - unresolved dilemmas revisited. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 5(1), 1-10.

2010

  • Tiffen, R. (2010). Changes in Australian Newspapers 1956-2006. Journalism Practice, 4(3), 345-359. [More Information]
  • Tiffen, R. (2010). Deaths in the news 1956-2006. Australian Journalism Review, 32(1), 41-50.
  • Tiffen, R. (2010). The Press. In Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Turner (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 3rd Edition, (pp. 81-96). Australia: Allen and Unwin.

2009

  • Tiffen, R., Gittins, R. (2009). How Australia Compares. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2009). Reversed negatives: how the news media respond to "our" atrocities. In Stritzke, W; Lewandowsky, S; Denemark, D; Clare, J; Morgan (Eds.), Terrorism and Torture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, (pp. 246-264). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2008

  • Tiffen, R. (2008). Australia: Gladiatorial Parties and Volatile Media in a Stable Polity. In Jesper Strömbäck and Lynda Lee Kaid (Eds.), The Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World, (pp. 109-123). New York and Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tiffen, R. (2008). Australian use of intelligence and the case for war in Iraq. In James P. Pfiffner and Mark Phythian (Eds.), Intelligence and National Security Policymaking on Iraq: British and American Perspectives, (pp. 106-125). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2008). Campaign Tactics, Media Bias and the Politics of Explanations: Accounting for the Coalition's Loss in 2007. Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 41(2), 8-29.

2007

  • Tiffen, R. (2007). From Technological Abundance to Commercial Monopoly in Australian Pay TV: Key Relationships in Institutionalising Subscription Television. In Andrew T Kenyon (Eds.), TV Futures. Digital Television Policy In Australia, (pp. 54-81). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Doig, A., Pfiffner, J., Phythian, M., Tiffen, R. (2007). Marching in Time: Alliance Politics, Synchrony and the Case for War in Iraq, 2002-2003. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 61(1), 23-40.
  • Savage, M., Tiffen, R. (2007). Politicians, journalists and spin: tangled relationships and shifting alliances. In Sally Young (Eds.), Government Communication in Australia, (pp. 79-92). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2007). Rupert Murdoch's Global Ambition. In Kenji Suzuki (Eds.), Nation States and Media- The Question of National Identity, (pp. 139-165). Japan: Akakshi Shoten Inc.

2006

  • Tiffen, R. (2006). Contested Narratives, Ambiguous Impacts and Democratic Dilemmas: The Western News Media and the "War on Terror". Policy and Society, 25(4), 99-119.
  • Tiffen, R. (2006). The Press. In Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Turner (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 2nd Edition, (pp. 97-112). Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Tiffen, R. (2006). Wran and the Media. In Troy Bramston (Eds.), The Wran Era, (pp. 107-116). Sydney: Federation Press.

2005

  • Tiffen, R., Kwak, K. (2005). Cable Television and Democracy in Taiwan and South Korea. In Angela Rose Romano, Michael Bromley (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 135-147). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tiffen, R. (2005). Media Australia 2004: Sebuah Audit Demokrasi (Australia's Media 2004 - A Democratic Audit). In Mar'iyah, C. (Eds.), Indonesia-Australia: Tantangan dan Kesempatan dalam Hubungan Politik Bilateral (Indonesia-Australia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Bilateral Political Relationship), (pp. 87-111). Jakarta, Indonesia: University of Indonesia and Granit.
  • Tiffen, R. (2005). The Aftermath. Must Labor Lose? In Browne, P. and Thomas, J. (Eds.), A win and a Prayer. Scenes from the 2004 Australian Election, (pp. 123-129). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2005). The Generational Warrior. In Browne, P. and Thomas, J. (Eds.), A win and a Prayer. Scenes from the 2004 Australian Election, (pp. 84-87). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

2004

  • Tiffen, R., Gittins, R. (2004). How Australia Compares. Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2004). The Development Of Pay Television In Australia. 6th World Media Economics Conference.
  • Tiffen, R. (2004). Tip Of The Iceberg Or Moral Panic? Police Corruption Issues In Contemporary New South Wales. American Behavioral Scientist, 47(9), 1171-1193.

2002

  • Tiffen, R. (2002). Media escalation and political anti-climax in Australia's 'Cash for Comment' scandal. In Raymond Kuhn; Erik Neveu (Eds.), Political Journalism: New challenges, new practices, (pp. 131-148). London and New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tiffen, R. (2002). Political economy and news. In Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Turner (Eds.), The Media and Communications in Australia: 2nd Edition, (pp. 35-47). Australia: Allen and Unwin.

2001

  • Tiffen, R. (2001). Australian Media Occupations. In Jeremy Tunstall (Eds.), Media Occupations and Professions: A Reader, (pp. 253-262). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2001). Diplomatic Deceits. Government, Media and East Timor. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

2000

  • Tiffen, R. (2000). Media Power Professionals and Policies. London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

1999

  • Tiffen, R. (1999). Scandals. Media, Politics and Corruption in Contemporary Australia. Sydney: UNSW Press.

1994

  • Tiffen, R. (1994). Mayer on the Media. Issues and Arguments. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

1992

  • Tiffen, R., Goot,, M. (1992). Australia's Gulf War. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

1990

  • Tiffen, R. (1990). News and Power. North Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin.

1984

  • Tiffen, R., Feith, H. (1984). Rex Mortimer. Stubborn Survivors. Dissenting Essays on Peasants and Third World Development. Melbourne: Monash University Centre for Southeast Asia.

1980

  • Tiffen, R. (1980). Communications and Politics. The Press, the Public and the Third World. Canberra: Australian Council for Overseas Aid.
  • Tiffen, R. (1980). The News from Southeast Asia. The Sociology of Newsmaking. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).

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