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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

NEWS ARTICLE: The old news business model is broken: making Google and Facebook pay won’t save journalism

The federal government is talking tough about making Google and Facebook pay Australian news businesses for linking to, or featuring, these publishers’ content. The digital platforms have been talking equally tough. Facebook is threatening to remove Australian news stories and Google says it will shut off search to Australia if the…

NEWS ARTICLE: TikTok may be best tool to reduce food waste

Australian food waste costs $20 billion a year, making the nation the world’s fourth highest food waster per capita. A third of the waste is generated by households and costs the average family $195 a month (Fight Food Waste CRC Annual Report 2018-2019). A research project led by Dr Jenny Hou from QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre

ADM+S Announcement: Postdoctoral Research Fellows

We are pleased to announce the outcome of the first four Postdoctoral Research Fellows for the QUT node of the ADM+S. Dr Henry Fraser – Law, Accountability, and Data Science Henry completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2018. His research interests include the governance and regulation of automated decision making…

MEDIA RELEASE: How COVID-19 polarised politics: #IStandWithDan versus #DictatorDan

A QUT study of two interrelated Twitter hashtag campaigns in relation to the Victorian Premier Dan Andrews’ handling of the COVID-19 second wave found the activity was driven by a “small, hyper-partisan core of highly active participants” and not bot accounts. More than half of the top 50 Twitter accounts tweeting the anti-Dan hashtags…

DMRC's PhD Candidate Awarded the Tom Dixon Media and Communication Top-Up Scholarship

DMRCs PhD candidate Ashwin Nagappa was recently awarded the Tom Dixon Media and Communication Top-Up Scholarship. The Tom Dixon Scholarship is a generous donation to QUT from Mr Tom Dixon. Mr Dixon values systems that allow people to achieve self definition and self realisation, and strongly believes that communication is a central tool…

Upcoming Book: The Production of Global Web Series in a Digital Age

Dr Guy Healy has been given the greenlight from UK publisher Routledge for his book titled The Production of Global Web Series in a Digital Age.  Congratulation Guy! The book will be 95,000 words, have up to 50 illustrations for its 8 case studies, and be released in early 2022. Routledge has commissioned hardcover, ebook and paperback…

APPLICATIONS CLOSED: Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) are currently seeking an Outreach and Engagement Coordinator based in the News and Media focus area of the Centre of Excellence, connecting across several of the Centre’s research programs. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

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