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
Communications and Media Studies world class
Monash University’s Communications and Media Studies program has been ranked 19th in the QS World University Rankings. Monash rated five-plus stars based on eight categories, including research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalization, innovation, specialist and access.
The rise of footy datatainment
The AFL season is about to kick off again. Tens of thousands of fans are presently registering for fantasy footy competitions, scoping possible team selections, picking players, and forming leagues with friends and strangers.
I am a Girl: lessons from 1970s feminism
On March 5, ABC2 aired I am a Girl. Rebecca Barry’s documentary introduced us to six young women from around the world. They hail from Cambodia, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, the USA and Australia.
B is for Bad Cinema
Monash University’s Film and Screen Studies experts, Dr Claire Perkins and Associate Professor Con Verevis, have co-edited a new book, B is for Bad Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics and Cultural Value.
Wigs, tans, boobs: American hustling for Oscars
“Some of this actually happened.” So reads the non-committal title card that precedes the opening scene of David O’Russell’s sixth feature, American Hustle (2013) – a film nominated for 10 Oscars at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Australia’s radical media sphere link
MFJ’s Dr Tony Moore has revealed to secondary school teachers the history of media activists and rebels transported to colonial Australia as “seditionists”.
International programs for MFJ students are available through exchange with a partner university overseas or external field work programs. Monash abroad allows students to study similar journalism units in many universities across the world.
Hutchins appointed an ARC Future Fellow
Associate Professor Brett Hutchins will be an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow based in the new School of Media, Film and Journalism in 2014.
Student-centred learning seminar
A seminar on student-centred learning – contemporary Malaysian and Australian perspective will be held on Monday, March 10 at Monash University’s Clayton campus.
Fringe to famous project wins ARC Discovery grant
An ARC Discovery grant has been awarded to Dr Tony Moore (left) and Associate Professor Mark Gibson (right) for their project: Fringe to Famous: Contemporary Australian Culture as an Innovation System.
Journalism students score top jobs and awards
Monash University journalism students had a cracker of a year in 2013. They won Walkley awards, a prestigious award from the nation’s journalism educators and, crucially, secured key full-time jobs in the media.
Cultural Economy: The Next Generation
A conference Cultural Economy: The Next Generation explored the possibilities of a new policy agenda for the cultural economy in Australia. The event was held at the Monash Law Chambers last month.