Director, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University

Susan Forde is Director of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and an Associate Professor of Journalism at Griffith University, Brisbane. She is the author of Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media (Palgrave Macmillan); and co-author of the recently released Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives (2017, with Hackett, Gunster, and Foxwell-Norton). She is the founding editor with Professor Chris Atton of the Journal of Alternative and Community Media and has authored more than 50 scholarly articles on journalistic practice and professional traits, particularly in the growing sector of independent and community media. Prior to joining academia she worked as a journalist in the Brisbane and national media.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Journalism, Griffith University

Education

  • 1998 
    University of Queensland, PhD in Journalism