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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

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Media and communications

Join one of the most creative and innovative industries in the world

From publishing to broadcast, social media and public relations, this globally relevant sector boasts some of the world’s most recognisable, innovative and successful companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook.

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


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

When: 3 - 7 December 2018, 9am - 5pm 

Where: University of Sydney 

This is one-week training event is open to anyone interested in upgrading or refreshing their skills in digital research methods. This includes staff and students from any university but also people working in relevant industries. It may be of interest particularly to people working in galleries, libraries, archives or museums.

One day or full week attendance options with early bird rates available until 31 October 2018. 

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Department Chair

Associate Professor Tim Dwyer

Department of Media and Communications

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