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Department of Communication and Creative Arts
Purdue University Calumet

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Welcome to the 2013 Volume of Global Media Journal/ Australian Edition. This is our seventh year of publication  – a significant achievement in that the work required to publish the journal is largely voluntary. With ever increasing workloads, it is harder for academics to find the time to support ventures of this kind.

This issue marks the addition of Dr. Tanya Notley to the editorial team, who with Jonathan Marshall and Juan Salazar, co-edited the articles that form the themed section. The theme marries new media technologies and the varied ways they have manifested in human behaviours and social interactions. This is a rich and contemporary vein of media research.

Thanks to the editorial team, the reviewers for this issue, and to our usual team who have worked to realise this issue. We also launch a new look for our website with this issue. Thanks to Roman Goik and Lauren Oaklands for designing and developing this new iteration of Global Media Journal/Australia Edition.

Hart Cohen
University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia

Guest Editorial

Tanya Notley
University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia

Jonathan Marshall
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia

Juan Francisco Salazar
University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia

This special issue of Global Media Journal – Australian Edition arose from a well-subscribed session at the Australian Anthropological Society Conference in 2012. Our explicit purpose in organising that panel – and this special issue – was to invite scholars to think about and discuss the material communicative basis of social interactions and the ways these shape and are shaped by an always-changing, ever-expanding range of technologies. Firstly, we were particularly interested in asking questions about the social organisations that form ‘around’ communication technologies, allowing innovation and making new openings. Secondly we wanted to provide a space for discussions around how technologies and social formations interact with, and possibly disrupt, more established social formations and organisations. Our aim was to open up new possibilities for exploring the ongoing – and social – nature of technological conflict, collaboration, disturbance and innovation. The seven essays selected ...more


The Australian edition of Global Media Journal invites the submission of essays and research reports that focus on any aspects in the field of Communication, Media and Journalism. We are particularly interested in articles that explore some of the following themes:

  • Media and Democracy
  • Children and Media
  • Grassroots and alternative media
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Civic Journalism
  • Peace Communication
  • Ethnicity and the media
  • Political economy of communication
  • Film and Media
  • Media Audiences
  • Media Policies
  • Media, Citizenship and Democracy
  • Communication and Cultures in Conflict
  • Theories of Communication
  • Media and Globalisation

Australian Media Monitor

Reporting the 2013 Federal Election

The conduct of the News Corporation Australia, the local subsidiary company of News Corporation, during the recent Australian federal elections, with their blatant propagandizing to dispatch the Labor government, has again shown how they routinely scrape the bottom of the news media ethics barrel. There was no civility in this discourse, and it was indicative of a sheer abuse of power and the fetishisation of media speech.

Seventy-seven complaints to the self-regulatory Australian Press Council (APC) regarding the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Kick this Mob Out’ front page on the first day of the official election campaign period, were dismissed on the basis that ...more


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Books for review

Books for Review

The Australian edition of Global Media Journal encourages individual reviewers to submit reviews of their own selected texts. Guidelines for Book Review Submission can be downloaded here.

For further information concerning book reviews and/or books available for review, contact the Editor of this section Dr. Antonio Castillo at

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