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Associate Professor of Communication, University of Canberra

Caroline Fisher is an Associate Professor of Communication, and Discipline Lead, Journalism in the Faculty of Arts & Design at the University of Canberra. She is Deputy Director of the News & Media Research Centre and co-author of the annual Digital News Report: Australia. Caroline researches and teaches in journalism and political communication. Prior to academia, she was a journalist with the ABC, and political media advisor to Anna Bligh in the Beattie Government (1998-2001).

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Associate Professor, University of Canberra
  • 2014–2020
    Assistant Professor, University of Canberra

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Canberra, Doctor of Philosophy in Communication
  • 1995 
    Charles Sturt University, MA in Communication (Journalism)
  • 1992 
    University of New South Wales, BArts

Publications

  • 2022
    Media International Australia, Australia regional journalists' role perceptions at a time of upheaval
  • 2021
    Journalism, Regional news audiences’ value perception of local news
  • 2021
    Media International Australia, Older people’s news dependency and social connectedness
  • 2021
    International Journal of Press Politics, Strategic Lying: The case of Brexit and the 2019 UK election
  • 2020
    International Journal of Media Management, Global Mistrust in News: The Impact of Social Media on Trust
  • 2020
    Digital Journalism, Signalling and Expressive Interaction: Online News Users’ Different Modes of Interaction on Digital Platforms
  • 2020
    Journalism Practice, Improving Trust in News: Audience Solutions
  • 2019
    Digital Journalism, Regaining Control: Citizens who follow politicians on social media and their perceptions of journalism
  • 2019
    Journalism, Who writes a press release? Changing audience perceptions of journalists as marketers, not just reporters

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    The Value of News
    Role:
    CoI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2021
    COVID-19 Australian News and Information Longitudinal Study
    Role:
    CoI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Communication and Media Authority
  • 2021
    The rise of mistrust: Digital platforms and trust in news media
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2020
    News in Asia
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas
  • 2019
    Local News Audiences
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Google News Initiative
  • 2019
    New Media Literacy: What works and what makes a difference
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Commonwealth Department of Communications and Arts
  • 2019
    Australian Regional Journalists: What they need and how they see the future
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Google News Initiative

Professional Memberships

  • Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia
  • Australia and New Zealand Communication Association
  • International Communication Association

Research Areas

  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)