Associate Professor of Journalism Studies, Monash University

Associate Professor Fay Anderson lectures in journalism history in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. She has published widely on war journalism, media history, photography, genocide, memory and violence. Fay's and Richard Trembath’s co-authored book, Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting, was published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2011 and was longlisted for a Walkley Book Award in the same year.

In 2013, Fay was awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with Michael Gawenda, Kate Darian-Smith and Sally Young and with the partners, the National Library of Australia and the Walkley Foundation, to investigate the history of Australian press photography. Their co-authored book, Chasing the Picture: Australian Press Photography, will be published in 2016 by Melbourne University Publishing. Fay’s sole-authored book, Indifference: The Holocaust and Australian Journalism, will also be published in 2016.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Journalism Studies, Monash University

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Melbourne, PhD History
  • 1993 
    University of Melbourne, Graduate Diploma in Information Management

Publications

  • 2011
    Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting ,
  • 2005
    Max Crawford: An Historian’s Life and the Limits of Academic Freedom,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    The History of Australian Press Photography
    Role:
    Lead CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2005
    The History of Australian Conflict Reporting
    Role:
    Lead CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Media and Communication Research
  • Australian Historical Association

Research Areas

  • Historical Studies (2103)
  • Journalism Studies (190301)