Dr Debra Adams

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    PhD (Queensland University of Technology), B.Journ.(Hons) (Queensland University of Technology), B.A. (Monash University)


    Debra Adams lectures and tutors in Journalism, Media and Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. She has been associated with CIF since 2004 as a researcher, lecturer and tutor. She has taught a broad range of topics including news writing, digital media technologies, media and communication industries and virtual cultures.

    Her doctorate comprised an international comparative case study that showcases the various approaches to networked online news journalism by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Guardian, News Corp Australia, OhmyNews and the Wall Street Journal. Findings were published nationally and internationally in the Australian Journalism Review and the IAMCR 2015 Conference, Montreal, Canada.

    Deb is also interested in photography, photojournalism, social media and journalism education. She presented her research on journalism education to Journalism Education Association, Annual Conference in 2005. She has had a long-term presence on social media services including Twitter (2007) and Instagram (2010).

    Deb’s current research examines the presence of misinformation and disinformation campaigns in Australia.