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Dr Stephen Harrington

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts,
Media and Communication

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Name
Dr Stephen Harrington
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer (Media & Communication)
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts,
Media and Communication
Discipline *
Communication and Media Studies, Journalism and Professional Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 8177
Fax
+61 7 3138 8195
Email
Location
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Social Media
Twitter
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, CIF (Queensland University of Technology), B. of Creative Industries (Honours) (Queensland University of Technology)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Stephen Harrington is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Communication. His research focuses mainly on the changing relationships between television, journalism, politics and popular culture, and, in particular, understanding the qualitative impact of these changes in terms of public knowledge. He is the author of Australian TV News: New Forms, Functions, and Futures (Intellect, 2013), and has published work on some of his favourite TV shows – including The Office, The Panel, Sunrise, Top Gear and The Chaser’s War On Everything – in a number of high-profile international journals (including Journalism, Journalism Studies and Popular Communication). His PhD thesis, Public Knowledge Beyond Journalism, funded by both a Creative Industries Faculty Postgraduate Scholarship and the Tom Dixon Scholarship, won a 2009 QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.

Stephen is a Chief Investigator (with Professors Brian McNair and Terry Flew) on the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project ‘Politics, media and democracy in Australia: public and producer perceptions of the political public sphere’ (DP130100705) from 2013 to 2015.

Stephen teaches into a number of undergraduate units (including KCB101 – Media and Communication: Texts, and KCB102: Media Mythbusting), and has been the ongoing Project Leader of the Brisbane Media Map since 2008. He is an enthusiastic media commentator, and you can follow him on Twitter.

This information has been contributed by Dr Stephen Harrington.

Teaching

KCB101 – Media and Communication: Texts (Coordinator)

KCB102 – Media Mythbusting (Coordinator)

KCB303/5 – Brisbane Media Map (Coordinator)

KCB307/8 – Making Media Connections (Coordinator)

KCB302 – Political Communication (Lecturer)

This information has been contributed by Dr Stephen Harrington.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Politics, media and democracy in Australia: public and producer perceptions of the political public sphere
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP130100705
Start year
2013
Keywords
public sphere,citizenship,journalism