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Stephen Harrington

Associate Professor, School of Communication, QUT, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Stephen Harrington is an Associate Professor, and head of Journalism and Professional Communication, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

For over a decade he has been examining the changing relationships between journalism, politics and popular culture, focussing in particular on the role of satire in the political process. He is the author of Australian TV News: New Forms, Functions, and Futures, that looked specifically at how television entertainment is providing audiences with new ways of consuming news, which therefore has significant implications for journalism practice and education.

Stephen is a regular media commentator on issues regarding politics and the media, and is currently a Division Chair of the International Communication Association.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2009 
    QUT, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Politics, media and democracy in Australia: public and producer perceptions of the political public sphere
    Funding Source:
    CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant