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Director, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University

Susan Forde is Director of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and Professor of Journalism at Griffith University, Brisbane. She has authored or co-authored three books and more than 50 journal articles and book chapters on community and independent forms of media and journalism.

She is Founding Editor with Professor Chris Atton of the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, and in 2018 she was a Visiting Scholar with the Membership Puzzle Project at New York University, examining issues of public trust, transparency and the media.

She worked as a journalist in both mainstream and alternative/community media sectors before joining academia. She currently serves on the Editorial Advisory boards of The Conversation, and Griffith Review


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Journalism, Griffith University


  • 1998 
    University of Queensland, PhD in Journalism