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Associate Professor Angela Romano

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Communication

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Name
Associate Professor Angela Romano
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Communication
Discipline *
Journalism and Professional Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 8162
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Certificate in Higher Ed (Queensland University of Technology), BBus(Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Vice President (Networks), Journalism Education Association of Australia Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Keywords

Cultural Diversity and Journalism, Journalism and Democracy, Journalism in Developing Countries, Journalism in Indonesia, Public Journalism, Civic Journalism & Deliberation, Media Representations of Refugees, Women in The Media

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

Biography

Dr Angela Romano lectures at the Queensland University of Technology in a broad range of subjects, including international journalism, journalism theory, newspaper reporting, feature writing and radio journalism.

Angela conducts research on different elements of the media in Australia, the UK, US, Indonesia and East Timor. Her work is focussed on a wide range of elements related to the quality and regulation of journalism, journalism’s political function, and innovative philosophies, such as public journalism. Angela has also worked as a reporter, radio announcer, technical writer and freelance foreign correspondent over a 10-year period in Australia and Indonesia. She uses her industry background to ensure her research contributes to journalism teaching and research in an applied, industry-relevant way. Among these are the applied research project, New Horizons, New Homes, which won the ‘Best Radio’ category of the 2005 Media Peace Awards. The awards, run by the United Nations Association of Australia, recognise media work that promotes tolerance, diversity, understanding and awareness in Australian society. Angela also designed a national program – the ACICIS Journalism Professional Practicum – which brings Australian journalism students and early-career journalists to Indonesia for study and internship activities.

Angela is an elected board member of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, serving as the Vice President (Networks). She is also a Research Ethics Advisor for QUT’s School of Communication and Digital Media Research Centre.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Angela Romano.

Publications


For more 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
Vulnerability and the News Media: Investigating Print Media Coverage of Groups Deemed to be Vulnerable in Australian Society, and the Media's Understanding of their Status
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0989758
Start year
2009
Keywords
Journalism; Indigenous; Disability; Vulnerable; Mental Health Multiculturalism
Title
Journalism, Media and Communication Network (JoMeC)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SI11-2124
Start year
2012
Keywords
Journalism; media; communication; tertiary education; learning standards

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Exploring the process of war/peace frames production in conflict reporting of Myanmar
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Christy Collis
  • Give: Exploring Journalism's Potential Role in Propelling Philanthropy and the New Social Economy.
    Masters, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Ms Susan Hetherington
  • The Future of Radio: The impact new media has on Australian commercial radio.
    Masters, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jason Sternberg
  • Digital Media Literacy and Indonesian Young People: Building Sustainable Democratic Institutions and Practices
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Terry Flew, Associate Professor Stephen Harrington
  • Political communication practices in regions: a comparative analysis of Russia and Australia
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Clive Bean

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)