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Senior Lecturer in Sports Journalism, La Trobe University

Merryn Sherwood is a Senior Lecturer in journalism at La Trobe University, and co-ordinator of the sports journalism major.

As a former newspaper journalist and sports event specialist, she has worked at Summer, Winter and Youth Olympic Games, a Rugby World Cup, the Australian Open, and in communications for the International Triathlon Union.

Her PhD explored the roles of communications and media relations staff within Australian sports organisations, and how these roles influence the production of news. She is also interested in research that explores gender and sports media, technology and sports media, and change and disruption in journalism more widely.


  • –present
    Lecturer, La Trobe University

Research Areas

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