Journalism Research Fellow, University of Wollongong

Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. She is the author of a major global UNESCO study covering 121 countries, titled Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital (UNESCO, Paris, 2017). She was also a contributing author to UNESCO’s World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: 2015 Special Digital Focus. Additionally, she was editor of the World Association of News Publishers’ flagship publication “Trends in Newsrooms” in 2014 and 2015. Posetti is currently head of Digital Editorial Capability at Fairfax Media in Australia. In this capacity she was Consulting Producer on the multi-award winning investigative podcast series Phoebe's Fall. A former editor, presenter and political reporter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), she was based in Paris as Research Fellow and Editor with the World Editors Forum and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers in 2014/2015. Previously an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Journalism at two Australian universities, she is currently a Journalism Fellow at the University of Wollongong, where she is a doctoral candidate. Posetti’s research interests include: digital era impacts on confidential source protection and journalism safety; social journalism; media and gender (particularly online harassment and media representation of Muslim women post 9/11).


  • 2016–2017
    Digital Editorial Capability Lead, Fairfax Media
  • 2013–2016
    Journalism Lecturer, University of Wollongong
  • 2014–2015
    Research Fellow/Editor, World Editors Forum/World Association of News Publishers
  • 2003–2013
    Journalism Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University of Canberra
  • 1990–2003
    Journalist, ABC


    University of Wollongong, PhD candidate
  • 2002 
    University of Canberra, Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Professional Memberships

  • ,MEAA

Research Areas

  • Journalism And Professional Writing (1903)
  • Journalism Studies (190301)