Caroline Fisher

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

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Dr Caroline Fisher is an Associate Professor of Communication in the Faculty of Arts & Design.  She is a core member of the News and Media Research Centre and co-author of the annual Digital News Report: Australia. 

Prior to academia Caroline Fisher was a reporter, presenter and producer for ABC News and Radio National, and spent three years as a ministerial media adviser to Anna Bligh in the Queensland government. Caroline is a recognised commentator on journalism, media and politics. She completed her PhD in 2014 which examined the career transition between journalism and parliamentary media advising. 

Areas of Teaching

Journalism and political communication.

 Research Interests

  • Trust in news
  • News consumption
  • Regional journalism
  • Political Public Relations

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, 'watchdog' to 'spin-doctor' : An examination of the transition from journalist to parliamentary media adviser and back again.

Nov 2010Nov 2013

Award Date: 7 Mar 2014

Master, Master of Arts (communication-Journalism) , Charles Sturt University

Feb 1993Jul 1994

Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts (Major in German Studies), University of New South Wales



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