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ANNOUNCMENT: 2021/2022 The Arthur W. Page Centre Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar Grant

  Congratulations to Dr Jenny Hou on securing the 2021/2022 The Arthur W. Page Centre Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar Grant with Associate Professor Jane Johnston from The University of Queensland for their project titled “The road less travelled: Toward building an agent-based approach to ethics of care for public…

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Scholarship Opportunity: Advancing digital inclusion in low income Australian families

About the scholarship We are seeking a full-time, highly motivated PhD candidate to lead research into issues affecting digital inclusion in Australian families. About the project The PhD project will be affiliated with the Australian Research Council-funded Linkage project Advancing digital inclusion in low income Australian families…

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Scholarship Opportunity: Critical data studies in news and media (ADM+S)

  The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) is calling for expressions of interest for a PhD scholarship opportunity in its news and media focus area. The PhD researcher will be based in QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre, and will also collaborate closely with other partner institutions in ADM+S…

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ExecInsights Podcast – Jean Burgess on digital platforms and society

Professor Jean Burgess, Associate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society speaks to Kate Joyner from QUTeX about how research is helping us understand the social implications of digital media technologies, platforms, and cultures. Kate and Jean also get heated about content moderation on social…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN: Senior Research Associate position

We are currently recruiting a Senior Research Associate to work in our world-leading Digital Media Research Centre. This position involves coordinating and conducting research within the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Making Australian TV in the 21st century”. This role is a one year, fixed-term, part time (0.3 – 0.5FTE…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: QS World University Rankings for Communication and Media Studies 2021

We are very happy to announce that QUT has retained it’s number 1 ranking in Australia and has improved one spot to 16 overall worldwide in the QS World University Rankings for Communication and Media Studies 2021. Congratulations to the School of Communication and the Digital Media Research Centre and everyone who has been involved in…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN: Research Associate position

We are currently seeking a Research Associate to work in our world-leading Digital Media Research Centre. The role is within a project funded by QUT to develop and deploy a cutting-edge methodological framework and computational workflow to accurately detect and classify coordinated inauthentic behaviour that propagates disinformation…

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Scholarship Opportunity: PhD on Indigenous Screen Content

About the project This scholarship is open to candidates of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. During the course of their PhD, the candidate will drive a research project that examines the diversity of screen content in Australia, with a particular focus on content that is produced by or represents First Nations people. The…

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PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Access to screen culture in an algorithmic age

About the project During the course of their PhD, the candidate will drive a research project that investigates how the use of algorithms in search and recommendation systems affect the discoverability of content, including: long tail and back catalogue content on subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services internet platforms. The…

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NEWS ARTICLE: Government must cough up for public interest journalism: Allan Fels

The federal government must allocate more funding towards public interest journalism and cannot rely on Google and Facebook to solely pick up the tab, according to a former chair of the ACCC. Hours after The Age and Sydney Morning Herald revealed Nine Entertainment had struck a deal with Google worth $30 million a year, former…

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RADIO INTERVIEW: The Money, ABC Radio National with Dr Joanne Gray

What if Google packed up its search engine and went home? By Richard Aedy on The Money with Richard Aedy What’s the value of Google to the Australian economy? It a key question with different answers, as the tech giant promotes its economic value to Australian businesses and consumers in a self-commissioned report. Plus, new laws…

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DMRC Alumnus Awarded Sage Higher Degree Research (HDR) Publication Award

Congratulations to DMRC Alumnus, Smith Mehta who was awarded the Sage Higher Degree Research (HDR) Publication Award. Winners of the 2020 SAGE Publication prize were announced in an online ceremony on Thursday, 28 January. Deputy Chair of the QUT Office for Scholarly Communication Advisory Board, Dr Levon Blue from QUT’s Carumba…

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