Peter Putnis

Peter Putnis

PhD (ANU), BA (Hons.) (Newcastle, NSW)

1978 …2022

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Peter Putnis is Emeritus Professor of Communication at the University of Canberra. He joined the University of Canberra in 1996 as Dean of the Faculty of Communication. Between 1999 and 2006 he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University's Division of Communication and Education. In 2013/14 he was the Foundation Director of the University's News and Media Research Centre. He has been an Expert Panel Member for the Australian Research Council in the area of Humanities and Creative Arts. He is a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association and has headed the History Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. He has published six books as an author or editor as well as about 100 journal articles and book chapters. The focus of his more recent research has been on international communication and media history, especially the political economy of international news production in the nineteenth and twentieth century.


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