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
How finals fever can make a footy player better – or worse
PhD candidate Julie Tullberg, who teaches sports journalism at the School of Media Film and Journalism, on the mountain of pressure faced by players as Melbourne hits AFL finals fever pitch
Home and exile for ‘Brilliant Creatures’
Monash academic Tony Moore is helping to tell the stories of four Australians who were the vanguards of enormous cultural change.
Monash staff, students at Writers Festival
Staff and students from the school of Media Film and Journalism have been heavily involved with the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Scanlan wins shooting gold at Glasgow Games
Monash journalism graduate Laetisha Scanlan has successfully defended her Commonwealth Games trap shooting title, winning gold at Glasgow.
Troops in Terror Zone ‘cutting edge’ in journalism
Monash University’s journalism and multimedia students have joined forces with The Australian editorial team to produce a digital interactive, Troops in Terror Zone.
Getting to know … Nick Parkin
Welcome to former ABC journalist Nick Parkin, who has joined our team full-time in the School of Media, Film and Journalism to teach video.
Ramadan & World Cup coincide, but it’s no big deal
The World Cup and Ramadan – the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset – last clashed in 1986, writes Dr Nasya Bahfen.
Holly wins Walkley Student Journalist of the Year
Monash University’s journalism graduate Holly Humphreys has won the 2014 Walkley Student Journalist of the Year. Holly, a Masters of Journalism graduate, was recognised for her outstanding story Call for better life for dairy’s rejects, which was published in The Sunday Age.
MFJ celebrates successful school & book launches
The new School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ) was formally launched on May 14 alongside the launch of Associate Professor Phil Chubb’s new book Power Failure.
FOI requests likely to get more expensive
Tony Abbott’s 2013 election platform promised to “restore accountability and improve transparency measures to be more accountable to you”. Dr Johan Lidberg discusses.
Australia’s budget emergency: it’s all about carbon
A new book released today, Power Failure: The Inside story of climate politics under Rudd and Gillard, documents the failings of the Labor government between 2007 and 2013 in tackling climate change.
Is the Afghan war the worst reported conflict?
Monash University’s Associate Professor Kevin Foster has published a new book, Don’t Mention the War: The Australian Defence Force, the Media and the Afghan Conflict. He will discuss his new book at the Matheson’s 50th Anniversary celebrations on May 20 at Clayton campus.