Mark Scott talk at QUT

Written by Terry Flew on August 15, 2014

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott gave a talk to QUT Journalism, Media and Communication students today. Brian McNair has summarised some of the main themes here, and The Australian has published the talk in full:


The Opportunities are Many

It’s good to be here today at QUT and to see so many journalism and communications students as well.

For this particular generation of media students there are just two

certainties — if, for a moment, we’re happy to

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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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Academics and Activists in the Policy Process

Written by Terry Flew on September 30, 2013

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

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