Dr Janine Little

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Communication

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Queensland, 1992
Master of Arts, University of Queensland, 1995
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 1999
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching & Learning, University of Southern QLD, 2007

Biography

Janine has chaired the undergraduate/postgraduate media law and ethics units for the School of Communication and Creative Arts since 2009.  Her research focuses on narratives of criminal justice, family violence, and violence against children, and the way these form between and through various texts.

Her teaching is based on real-time cases, as is her research and writing, which is published internationally.  A trained newspaper journalist, Janine has reported courts, police, political, industrial, entertainment, features, and general rounds. An incomplete publication list is available via Deakin Elements research page.

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Career highlights

Journalism Ethics and Law: Stories of Media Practice, Oxford University Press, 2013

APN News and Media Work-Integrated Learning Journalism Training Program, 2006-07 (with Associate Prof. Michael Sankey, formerly USQ)

Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Achievement,  Graduate Certificate Tertiary Teaching and Learning, 2007 (USQ)

Queensland Country Press Association Award for Individual Journalistic Excellence First Prize 2000; 3rd 2001

Research interests

I am available to supervise Honours and HDR projects in the following areas

Media Law and Ethics

Violence against women

Media and family violence

Affiliations

Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (Member)

 Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (Member)

Journalism Education and Research Association Australia (JERAA) (Member)

Teaching interests


Media Law and Ethics

Units taught

ACC717 Law Media Communication (2015)

ACC213 Media Law and Ethics (2009-2012; 2014-2016)

ALJ112 News Reporting B (Unit Chair 2008-2011; teaching 2008-11, 2013, 2015)

ALJ111 News Reporting A (2012)

ALJ722 Investigative and Narrative Journalism (2008-2014)

Knowledge areas

Family violence (filicide, femicide) in the media

Media law and ethics

Social justice

Journalism

Expertise

Violence against women Media Law and Ethics
  • Communication
  • Journalism

Professional activities

Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference 2016, Chair of Gender Panel, Domestic Violence in the Media, and paper presenter, Newcastle, July.

Peer reviewer, Australian National Research Organisation for Women's Safety, research reports, domestic violence and the media, 2015.

Awards

The George Essex Evans Prize (UQ, 1991)

The Venerable Archdeacon Edward Leo Hayes Scholarship (UQ, 1993)

Australian Postgraduate Award (UQ 1993)

Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Achievement, Faculty of Education, USQ, 2007 (Grad.Cert. Tertiary Teaching)

Qld Country Press Association Award for Individual Journalistic Excellence 2000

Publications

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2017

'Not available on the evidence': Australian narratives of violence against women in legal and media texts

J Little

(2017), pp. 1-25, Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, Suffolk, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Jill Meagher CCTV gothic tendencies in narratives of violence and gender justice

J Little

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 397-410, Feminist media studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

Family violence happens to everybody: gender, mental health and violence in Australian media representations of filicide 2010-2014

J Little

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 605-616, Continuum: journal of media and cultural studies, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Tracks to advocacy: journalism studies, animal rights and Australian media law

J Little

(2014), Vol. 24, pp. 257-268, Asia Pacific media educator, New Delhi, India, C1

journal
2013

Journalism ethics and law: stories of media practice

J Little

(2013), South Melbourne, Vic., A1

book

Animal rights and media ethics in Australia: advocacy journalism?

J Little

(2013), pp. 1-6, 2nd Annual International Conference on Journalism and Mass Communications 2013, Phuket, Thailand, E1

conference
2012

Enraged Aborigines at the Embassy Ball : media representations of indigenous Australia

J Little

(2012), pp. 40-55, Introductory indigenous studies in education : reflection and the importance of knowing, Frenchs Forest, N. S. W., B1

chapter
2011

Bogans run : American dreams, Australian news and other stories

J Little

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. 1-8, Griffith review, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal

Unusual suspects : a newspaper's coverage of a scuba diving rescue and journalism's role in narrating Australia

J Little

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 21-30, Ejournalist : a refereed media journal, North Rockhampton, Qld., C1

journal

From Masterchef to the Arab spring via Wikileaks : social media and political change

H Huijser, J Little

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 1-17, New Zealand journal of interdisciplinary studies, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, C1

journal
2010

'The ephemeral' crime story and longer investigations : journalism and recent Australian creative non-fiction on court trials

J Little

(2010), pp. 1-13, Proceedings of the inaugural Media Investigative Journalism Technology Conference 2010, Auckland, N.Z., E1

conference

Journalism, creative non-fiction and Australia's black history : The Tall Man and cross-cultural source relationships

J Little

(2010), Vol. 32, pp. 47-58, Australian journalism review, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal
2009

Re-framing the riot : journalism, creative non-fiction and telling the story of Australia's black history

J Little

(2009), pp. 1-11, JEANZ 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 Journalism Education Association of New Zealand Conference, Rotorua, N.Z., E1-1

conference
2008

Getup! for what? Issues-driven democracy in a transforming public sphere

H Huijser, J Little

(2008), Vol. 16, pp. 1-11, Transformations, Bundaberg, QLD., C1-1

journal
2007

Teaching narrative journalism and the APN Professional Development Program

J Little, M Sankey

(2007), Vol. 1, pp. 113-123, Asia Pacific media educator, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2006

Perspectives on assessment practices in Australian journalism education

J Little

(2006), Vol. 17, pp. 90-103, Australian studies in journalism, Brisbane, Qld., C1-1

journal

The innocence in her beautiful green eyes : speculations on seduction and the 'feminine' in the Australian news media

J Little

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 135-145, Pacific journalism review, Auckland, New Zealand, C1-1

journal
2005

Working contacts : finding and keeping reliable sources

J Little

(2005), pp. 54-58, Release the hounds : a guide to research for journalists and writers, Crows Nest, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter

(Re)-citing the sovereign source : media representations of Indigenous peoples

J Little

(2005), pp. 101-116, Introductory indigenous studies in education : the importance of knowing, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2003

'Be it on your head' : discontinuities in history and conscience in Australian journalism

J Little

(2003), pp. 1-1, Journal of politics and culture, Poughkeepsie, NY, C1-1

journal
1998

Australian cleverwoman : an Aboriginal writer beats the blues

J Little Nyoongah

(1998), Vol. 40, pp. 33-46, Race and class, London, England, C1-1

journal

Nothing like the real thing : post colonialism and travelling

J Little

(1998), Vol. 24, pp. 72-84, Hecate : an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, St Lucia, Qld., C1-1

journal
1997

The shock of body against body : history and the politics of despair in current theories of difference.

J Little Nyoongah

(1997), Vol. 23, pp. 121-140, Hecate : an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, St Lucia, Qld., C1-1

journal

The last interview : Mudrooroo talks with Janine Little and Carole Ferrier

J Little

(1997), pp. 1-1, The indigenous literature of Australia : Milli Milli Wangka, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
1995

Placing authority in Aboriginal women's prose

J Little

(1995), pp. 45-58, Voices of a margin : speaking for yourself, Rockhampton, Qld., B1-1

chapter
1993

Deadly work : reading the short fiction of Archie Weller

J Little

(1993), Vol. 16, pp. 190-199, Australian literary studies, Wollongong, N. S. W., C1-1

journal

Grants

No grants found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2015

Emma Clare Hayes

Thesis entitled: The Scarlet Legacy Representations of the Single Mother

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts