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Future of Journalism Courses: The Case of Colorado

Written by Terry Flew on June 2, 2014

Information was leaked today about plans by the University of Queensland to discontinue its journalism course, and to merge the School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) with the School of English, Media Studies and Art History (EMSAH). An Issues Paper intended for internal discussion found its way to the ABC, which noted the following points:

“The change in the job market and falling demand suggest UQ should look for smaller cohorts of top students in the future”

“Some elite universities now

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Thomas Piketty and the Question of Inequality

Written by Terry Flew on June 1, 2014

It has been a long time since an economics book has had the impact of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. While books about the global economy often do get considerable exposure, very few of these are written by economists. Piketty has been championed by those economists who do engage with wider debates, such as Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and John Quiggin.

It may be that Piketty’s book has been the most influential book written by an economist since

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Academics in the Policy Process: The Australian Experience

Written by Terry Flew on April 4, 2014

This links to my paper, first presented to the New America Foundation in Washington DC, US on 29-30 September 2013, on the experience of academics involved in media and communications policy reviews in Australia during 2011-13. It is about to be published in the (open access) Journal of Information Policy.