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2020 Queensland State Election: Week 2 Update

By Axel Bruns and Daniel Angus. We began our coverage of the 2020 Queensland state election campaign last week with an overview of the parties’ and candidates’ Twitter efforts, and while we will focus mainly on the Facebook campaign in this week’s overview, here is a quick update on the latest Twitter activity (covering the period from 9…

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2020 Queensland State Election: Week 1 Update

By Axel Bruns and Daniel Angus. The 2020 Queensland state election takes place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses new and unprecedented challenges for the campaigners. Even though the state has managed to suppress the transmission of the virus and has been able to relax the severe restrictions in place elsewhere in…

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: ARC Centre of Excellence ADM+S Postdoctoral Research Fellows

  The QUT node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) is currently recruiting 5 Postdoctoral Research Fellows across a number of humanities, social science and computational disciplines. The Postdoctoral Research Fellows will be based at the Digital Media Research Centre, and will collaborate…

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Media Release: Netflix – a zebra among horses: QUT researcher

Netflix is often criticised as a Hollywood-style entertainment behemoth crushing all competition and diminishing local content but a QUT academic says that’s a simplistic view. Netflix model a gamechanger for entertainment The ‘zebra among horses’ has turned ‘pay TV’ concept on its head Unlike old Hollywood, Netflix fosters local…

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DMRC PhD Candidate receives a special mention at the 2020 QUT Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

DMRCs PhD candidate Aleesha Rodriguez received a special mention at the 2020 QUT Graduate Research Student Showcase Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Aleesha’s work focused on how controversies spark public debate and can break up old opinions and power dynamics to introduce new people, concerns and ideas. Her research (supervised by Associate…

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Media Release: Gold Coast more than a mini Hollywood

The Gold Coast has long been associated with the filming of Hollywood blockbusters, and the city’s screen industry has consequently been viewed as a service industry for film and television productions created by companies from elsewhere. However, recent research into Gold Coast-originated screen production occurring independent of the…

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DMRC academic wins international book of the year award

The National Communication Association’s Visual Communication Division announced on Wednesday (2 September) that QUT communication academic Dr T.J. Thomson, SFHEA, is the recipient of the Association’s Diane S Hope Book of the Year award for his research monograph, To See and Be Seen: The Environments, Interactions, and Identities Behind

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REPORT: Northern Australia Communications Analysis

This Directions Paper identifies impediments and solutions to enterprise and social development through digital participation in Northern Australia. While the paper’s focus is pan-Northern (east to west) digital inclusion, it offers insights into agriculture, health and First Nations sectors (in alignment with the CRCNA’s focus…

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NEWS ARTICLE: The story of #DanLiedPeopleDied: how a hashtag reveals Australia’s ‘information disorder’ problem

At midday on August 12 2020, the hashtag #DanLiedPeopleDied started trending on Twitter. By evening it had attracted over 10,000 tweets. The hashtag appeared to reflect widespread public distrust in Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ handling of the coronavirus outbreak. In reality, however, it was driven by a small number of fringe…

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