Mary Debrett has a professional background in television and video production having worked in broadcasting and the independent sector as a researcher and documentary-maker. Mary’s academic research interests include the media and the public sphere, documentary theory, broadcasting policy, public service broadcasting in the digital era and media coverage of climate change. Her monograph, Reinventing Public Service Television for the Digital Future, was published in July 2010.
Senior Lecturer in the Strategic Communications program, La Trobe University
La Trobe University, PhD Media Studies
Reporting on Climate Change: An Australian Perspective, The International Journal of Science in Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.149-160
Post Network, Post Broadcast: Television’s Third Age, New Media & Society, February 2011; vol. 13, 1: pp. 169-175.
Reinventing Public Service Television for the Digital Future, Intellect, Bristol.
Leveraging trust: The politics of accountability and risk taking at the ABC. , Proceedings of ANZCA 2009, ed Terry Flew, QUT, Brisbane.
Riding the Wave: public service broadcasting in the multiplatform era, Media Culture & Society 31 (5) 807-827.
Reinventing public service television: From Broadcasters to Media Content Companies., Proceedings of ANZCA 2007, ed John Tebbutt, University of Melbourne
Professionalising Documentary Production: Third Way cultural policy conundrums in Australasia, International Journal of the Arts in Society, 1(3) 93-99
Representing Cultural Diversity or Serving Local Industry? , International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 5 (3): 94-101.
Extreme Makeover: The recurring motif of New Zealand broadcasting policy, Media International Australia incorporating culture and policy. No. 117 (November).
Branding documentary: New Zealand's minimalist solution to cultural subsidy, Media Culture & Society 26 (1) 5-23.
Reclaiming the personal as political: Three documentaries on East Timor, Metro Magazine 138:76-82.