This project investigates the contemporary Australian media ecology, and the different publics and platforms in it, by mapping intermedia information flows across online media spaces. This observes how the nation responds to the news of the day, how themes and topics unfold, and how interest develop and decline over time. The project reconsiders public sphere theory for a media environment that incorporates public and proprietary, mainstream and alternative, professional and amateur spaces. The project develops innovative methodologies for studying online communication at a large scale and in real time, and marshals an unprecedented body of evidence to take a thoroughly ‘big data’ approach to the study of the Australian online public sphere.
Funding / Grants
- ARC Future Fellowship (2014 - 2018)