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The News and Media Research Centre (N&MRC) investigates the evolution of media, content and communication and the impact of online and mobile systems.

N&MRC includes eleven academic staff and twelve PhD students. The high quality of communication and media research at University of Canberra was ranked at world standard by the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation.

Our team leads both critical and applied studies with partners and institutions in Australia and internationally. We welcome enquiries regarding industry research collaborations, and from prospective PhD and Honours students.

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news Social Sciences
health Social Sciences
digital media Social Sciences
social media Social Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
adolescent Social Sciences
Internet Social Sciences
Telemedicine Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2000 2020

Research Output 2002 2019

Beyond deficit discourse: reframing debate in Indigenous education

MCCALLUM, K., Waller, L. & Dreher, T., 2019, Digitizing Democracy. Schapals, A., Bruns, A. & McNair, B. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 147-162 15 p. (Routledge Studies in Media, Communication and Politics).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Indigenous Peoples
Public Debate

Communication’s role in overcoming challenges for obesity prevention partnerships

Werder, O., HOLLAND, K. & Munro, J., 25 Feb 2019, In : Health Promotion International. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Engagement with news on Twitter: insights from Australia and Korea

Ackland, R., O'NEIL, M. & PARK, S., 4 May 2019, In : Asian Journal of Communication. 29, 3, p. 235-251 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

South Korea
Computational methods

Activities 2019 2019

  • 3 Invited talk

News consumption by older generations - Invited talk to U3A, Canberra

Caroline FISHER (Speaker)
24 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Caroline FISHER (Speaker), Bruce Baer ARNOLD (Speaker), Damith HERATH (Speaker)
19 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Churning out and burning out - the impact of 24/7 on journalism

Caroline FISHER (Speaker)
28 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk