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Department of Media and Communications

Creating and communicating in a disrupted media environment
Combining scholarly knowledge, industry experience and technical expertise, we are at the forefront of media and communications research and teaching, positioned to respond to the vicissitudes of a media landscape in flux.

We bring the critical power of the humanities to bear on all forms of media to investigate rapidly emerging technologies and contemporary content practices. Some of our teaching areas include news and feature journalism, audio and video production, digital cultures, media theory and ethics, social media, public relations and health communications.

Our wide-ranging research and spirit of enquiry leads us to collaborate across the University, and indeed the world, in research partnerships targeting complex issues. We have a particular focus on digital media and digital cultures scholarship.

Study area

Our research

  • Digital media transformations
  • Journalism studies
  • Digital cultures
  • Health communications
  • Political communication, media activism and social movements
  • Media political economy and policy
  • Communications, political ecology and the environment

Our people

Events

Visit the What's On calendar to see our upcoming events and seminars.

Department Chair

Associate Professor Tim Dwyer

Department of Media and Communications

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