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Associate Professor Journalism & Media, Deakin University

A former journalist, Dr Martin Hirst is the author of News 2.0: Can journalism survive the Internet and the co-author of Journalism Ethics: Arguments & Cases and Communication & New Media: From broadcast to narrowcast. He is co- editor of Scooped: The politics and power of journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand.
He is co-convenor of the Governance, Media & Democracy research group, in the Centre for Citizenship & Globalization


  • 2011–present
    Associate Professor Journalism & Multimedia, School of Communication & Creative Arts, Deakin University, Melbourne
  • 2007–2011
    Associate Professor in Journalism, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


  • 2004 
    University of Queensland, Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching
  • 2003 
    Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, PhD
  • 1988 
    University of NSW, Master of Arts
  • 1984 
    NSW Institute of Technology, BA (Journalism)

Research Areas

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


2008 Erasmus Mundus Teaching Fellow, City University London