My paper to be presented to the New America Foundation 2013 by-invitation event “The Role of Advocacy in Media and Telecom Policy” can be found here. The paper is titled “Academics and Activists in the Policy Process: Engagement with Australian Media Inquiries 2011-13″, and the abstract is below:
After its narrow re-election in June 2010, the Australian Labor government undertook a series of public inquiries into reform of Australian media, communications and copyright laws. One important driver of policy reform was
I had the opportunity to attend a lunchtime seminar at School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University presented by Nikki Usher on 24 September 2013. Her topic was “Hacker Journalism”, and was based on interviews with newsroom practitioners in the US and the UK, as well as people in the technology sector and other relevant players, such as venture capitalists.
Usher noted that much of the research on computational/data/hacker journalism has been undertaken inside journalism rather