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Professor, of Digital Communications and Culture, The University of Sydney, University of Sydney

Terry Flew is Professor of Digital Communication and Culture in the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney.

He is the author of 14 books (five edited), including Understanding Global Media, Politics, Media and Democracy in Australia, Media Economics and Global Creative Industries. His newest book, Regulating Platforms, will be published by Polity in late 2021.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA), elected in 2019.

He was President of the International Communications Association (ICA) from 2019-2020, and is an ICA Fellow, elected in 2019. He has been an Executive Board member of the International Communications Association since 2013, and was President of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) in 2009-10. He currently leads an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on Digital Platform Governance and the Future of Media Policy.

In 2011-12, Professor Flew chaired the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the National Media Classification Scheme. The ALRC's Final Report, Classification - Content Regulation and Convergent Media, was tabled in Federal Parliament in March 2012.

He has served on the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA) from 2013-15, and was on the Research Evaluation Committee for Humanities and Creative Arts in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia research evaluation exercise. In 2019, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Professor of Communication and Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2011–2018
    Professor of Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2011–2012
    Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission

Education

  •  
    Griffith University, PhD
  •  
    University of Sydney, MEcon
  •  
    University of Sydney, BEcon (Hons)

Publications

  • 2018
    Understanding Global Media, Palgrave
  • 2015
    Media Economics, Palgrave

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    The Platform Governance Project
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • International Communication Association

Research Areas

  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)
  • Cultural Studies (2002)
  • Journalism And Professional Writing (1903)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)

Honours

President of the International Communication Association (ICA) 2019-2020; Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA); Fellow of the International Communication Association