Volume 10, Number 1, 2010
The Future of Journalism Research in Australia
On February 19, 2010, the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism organised a conference in Sydney to consider how the ERA project might impact on the journalism discipline. The conference was attended to by more than forty journalism academics and led to the establishment of a Council of Journalism Professors. click here for more details.
Dr Grant Hannis
Australian journalism academics are preparing themselves for the first round of the Excellence in Research for Australia regime. The majority of journalism programs in New Zealand have already taken part in two rounds of the similar Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) system and are preparing for the next, to be held in 2012. This paper discusses the New Zealand system, making observations for the assistance of Australian journalism academics, including the impact of the PBRF on funding and research, journalism's performance in the PBRF, the status of practice-based research, and various strategies researchers can use to maximise their performance.
Dr Judith Clarke, Baptist University, Hong Kong
Elliott S. Parker, Central Michigan University, USA
Dr Lee Richard Duffield, Queensland University of Technology
Jim Tully, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dr Kasun Ubayasiri, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Stephen Stockwell, Griffith University
Philip Cass, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Dr Steve Quinn, Deakin University, Deakin University
Ejournalist: refereed media journal. ISSN 1444-741X