Monash University media experts Dr David Holmes and Dr Andy Ruddock are leading the commentary on news website, The Conversation.
The prolific writers are among the top 10 Monash authors who are generating strong readership on the research-focused news site.
Dr Holmes is leading the group, amassing almost 170,000 readers for 40 articles. He has attracted more than 2,500 comments.
Dr Holmes writes on issues related to climate change, which has become increasingly controversial since the election of the Abbott Government.
His recent article, titled War on the environment a distraction from climate change policy, generated more than 90 comments.
Dr Ruddock, who writes about media users and the politics of popular culture, has attracted more than 110,000 readers for his 29 articles on The Conversation.
Dr Ruddock addresses a wide range of media topics, including media violence, political celebrity, reality television, youth, media sport and binge drinking.
Dr Ruddock’s most recent article, Are politics fair game at the Olympics? Google thinks so, touches on the athletes’ powerful forum at the Winter Olympics.
Monash University lecturers have been active in generating The Conversation articles and the readership continues to climb.
Students also have the opportunity to pitch ideas to The Conversation.
Monash top authors, The Conversation
Dr Anderson to chat with Nobel Prize winner
Monash University’s journalism lecturer Dr Deb Anderson will engage in conversation with Laureate Professor Peter Doherty at the Melbourne Writers Festival on Saturday, August 29 at 2.30pm.
Getting to know … Janene Trickey
Masters journalism and sustainability student, Janene Trickey, has established an online store, Evolution Emptor, which offers a lifestyle collection for conscious consumers.
Alana Mitchelson stars at the Indy
Pulliam Journalism Fellow and Monash journalism graduate Alana Mitchelson has enjoyed success at the Indy Star newspaper in the United States, producing many lead news stories.
Australian music exports under the microscope
Monash University’s Associate Professor Shane Homan will work with Professors Richard Vella and Stephen Chen at Newcastle University to examine the economic and cultural value of Australian music exports.
Getting to know MFJ manager Jodie Wood
Jodie Wood, the manager of the School of Media, Film and Journalism, has been working at Monash for 26 years. She is passionate about Monash and helping make a difference to students and staff.
Journalism education at Monash University
Journalism staff and students engaged with secondary school students and their parents during Monash’s Open Day at Clayton and Caulfield campuses on Sunday, August 2.
Melbourne Dura’s tales of ‘intrigue and wonder’
Monash University senior lecturer Dr Tony Moore has contributed to the first issue of the Melbourne Dura, a unique print magazine that presents historical “Melbourne tales of intrigue and wonder”.
New Directions in Screen Studies
A group of Monash Film and Screen Studies postgraduates have been especially busy over the past few months, having organised what looks to be an outstanding national conference.
Alana and Naomi are Young Walkley finalists
Monash University journalism alumnae Alana Mitchelson and Naomi Selvaratnam have been named finalists in the Young Walkley Awards to be held in Sydney on July 29.
Dani wins Herb Thomas Memorial Trust award
Dani Rothwell has won the Herb Thomas Memorial Trust award as the most outstanding journalism student in the Bachelor of Professional Communication degree at Monash University.
Students retrace historic footsteps of the Great War
Monash journalism students have produced historically significant work in News Corp publications to mark the centenary of the Great War and the contribution of Australian soldiers.
Monash graduates make their mark at News Corp
Monash journalism graduates are scoring key roles and winning awards at News Corp publications, particularly the largest newspaper in the country, the Herald Sun.