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Dr Rosalie Gillett selected for ABC Top Five Media Residency Program

Dr Rosalie Gillett from the Digital Media Research Centre has been named one of five Australian researchers selected for the humanities media residency program for 2021. “I’m delighted to have been selected for the residency,” says Dr Gillett, whose research sits at the intersection between criminology and digital media. She adds, “the…

INTERVIEW: Australian Search Experience with Professor Axel Bruns

BRISBANE __ Real-World News reporter Ella Holding-McGrath speaks with QUT Professor Axel Bruns about his work on the Australian Search Experience, a project designed to reveal how search engines and their algorithms discover information. Professor Bruns and his team are also seeking volunteers to help with their research. &nbsp…

REPORT: ‘Who Makes the News’

Congrats to A/Prof Angela Romano, Australian Coordinator of the 2020 Global Media Monitoring Project, on the launch today of the ‘Who Makes the News’ Australia National Report (https://bit.ly/WhoMakesTheNews) she authored. According to the report, ‘Findings reveal a mixed picture of progress, stagnation, and regression. While some glass…

DMRC academic wins Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellowship

The Australian Academy of the Humanities announced today (12 July, 2021) that the QUT DMRC’s Dr TJ Thomson is the recipient of one of its $4,000 travelling fellowships. Thomson, also a senior lecturer in visual communication and media in the School of Communication, is a former visual journalist and current academic whose research agenda…

DMRC’s Prof Axel Bruns awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship

DMRC’s Professor Axel Bruns has been awarded a prestigious five-year Australian Laureate Fellowship ($3,518,080) from the Australian Research Council for his project Determining the Drivers and Dynamics of Partisanship and Polarisation in Online Public Debate. “We aim to enable an urgently needed defence of our society and democracy…

DMRC PhD Student Awarded ICA Top Student Paper Award

Congratulations to DMRC PhD student, Godwin Simon on been awarded the Top Student Paper Award from the International Communication Association. Paper Title: Digital distribution and shifting power relations in the Nigerian Film Industry Abstract  This paper examines how the advent of digital distribution is catalyzing disruptions in…

The Automated Decision-Making and Society Podcast Series Has Launched

The Automated Decision-Making and Society Podcast Series Has Launched A new podcast series from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) has launched. It features insights from national and international experts from industry and research in the fields of humanities, social and technological…

NEWS ARTICLE: COVID-19 reinforces value of Australia’s most popular cultural activity

With box office takings down up to 70 per cent compared to 2019, Australia’s independent cinemas have been hit hard by COVID-19, but many have innovated to maintain their audience say researchers from QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). Virtual reality screenings, podcasts, pop-up outdoor cinemas and on-demand delivery services…

DMRC researchers recognised as some of the The Conversation’s most-read

Four DMRC researchers were recognised as some of the The Conversation’s most-read QUT authors in the last 12 months. Dr T.J. Thomson Dr Bondy Kaye Dr Katherine Kirkwood  Dr Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez Read the full report here &nbsp…

NEWS ARTICLE: Social media platforms are complicit in censoring Palestinian voices

As the Israel-Palestine ceasefire agreement holds, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook), continue to come under fire over the censorship of pro-Palestinian content. In times of conflict, any kind of censorship by major platforms can erase evidence of state-sanctioned violence, human rights…

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INTERVIEW: QUT Real-World News with Dan Angus

BRISBANE __ RWN Reporter Abbey Macfarlane talks to Associate Professor Dan Angus about the algorithm that may be shaping your social life. Watch the interview here

INTERVIEW: QUT Real-World News with Tim Graham

Not long after the Covid-19 pandemic started, several conspiracy theories related to its origin emerged. DMRC researcher Dr Timothy Graham published a paper about this issue and speaks to RWN reporter Ella Holding-McGrath about it. Watch the interview here

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