The Digital Transformations of 21st Century News Journalism

Written by Terry Flew on October 12, 2012

Powerpoints from my keynote presentation at Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan, on 12 October 2012. The full paper can be accessed here, or on QUT ePrints. I am looking to have it published in Chinese shortly.

Ming Chuan University presentation Taipei 12 Oct

Institute for Culture and Society Occasional Paper now available

Written by Terry Flew on September 27, 2012

My presentation to the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, “The Convergent Media Policy Moment”, is now available as an Occasional Paper published by the ICS. My thanks to David Rowe for arranging the May presentation on which it is based, and to Reena Dobson and michelle Kelly for their editing work on it. Thanks also to participants at the UWS seminar for their comments, and to Stuart Cunningham and Adam Swift for comments on

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GetUp! and the shifting ground of left libertarianism

Written by Terry Flew on August 6, 2012

According to The Australian, activist group GetUp! has declared that it ‘could not support a new super media regulator or a public interest test for media proprietors’. The incoming GetUp! director Sam McLean is quoted as saying:

We believe in freedom of the press, and the model of regulation that has been put forward seems to us to cut across that important freedom. Governments shouldn’t be choosing who gets to picking and choosing who gets to have a voice and who

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