Dr Stephen Harrington is an Associate Professor of Journalism, Media and Communication at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
For over a decade he has been examining the changing relationships between journalism, politics and popular culture, focussing in particular on the role of satire in the political process. He is the author of Australian TV News: New Forms, Functions, and Futures, that looked specifically at how television entertainment is providing audiences with new ways of consuming news, which therefore has significant implications for journalism practice and education.
Stephen is a Chief Investigator (with Professors Brian McNair and Terry Flew) on the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project ‘Politics, media and democracy in Australia: public and producer perceptions of the political public sphere’ (DP130100705) from 2013 to 2015.
Stephen is a regular media commentator on issue regarding politics and the media, and is currently a Division Chair of the International Communication Association.