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Dr. Colleen Murrell
|Area||School of Communication & Creative Arts|
|Phone||+61 3 925 17794|
|Role and profile||
Colleen researches international newsgathering and teaches
radio and television units. She has worked as a producer,
reporter & news editor for high-profile international
broadcasters including the BBC, Independent Television News,
Television Francaise 1, Associated Press Television News, CBC,
ABC and SBS.
Chair of ALJ318 (Radio), ALJ319 (Television). Guest lectures
into ACM701 (Global media and war) and AIP204 (Politics and the
Foreign correspondence; crisis reporting; transnational
broadcasting; public service broadcasting; 24 hour news
stations; international news agencies; political reporting;
podcasting; citizen journalism & verification of UGC.
|Current research projects||
Murrell, C. (2013) International fixers: Cultural interpreters or ‘People Like Us?' Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. Vol 10 (2/3) pp 72-79
Murrell, C. (2013) ABC News 24 and BBC World: A study of limited resources and challenging newsgathering. Forthcoming issue of AJR.
Currently gathering data on projects related to public service broadcasting and social media.
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Judge - United Nations Media Peace Awards (2008 - present).
Steering Committee, Deakin/SBS Media Mentoring Program (2012).
Journalism Area Coordinator (2008).
Consultancy work - Asia Pacific Journalism Centre (2008-).
Academic Progress & Discipline Committee (2004-7).
2012 JEAA Research Grant ($6,000)
2011 Academic Fellowship Oxford University - Reuters Institute
for the Study of Journalism.
2010 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to
Research: Early Career Researcher ($5,000).
2008 Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation (ALTC) for
outstanding contributions to student learning ($10,000).
2007 European Union Erasmus Mundus Fellowship (13,000 Euros).
2007 Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence ($5,000).
2006 Co-recipient Deakin University Strategic Teaching &
Learning Grant for podcasting ($30,000).
2004 Part of SCCA team STALG grant.
PhD Media and Communications (University of Melbourne); MA
International Journalism (City University, UK); BA (Hons) French
Studies (University of Reading, UK).
Centre for Citizienship & Globalisation; Journalism Education
Assn; Asia Pacific Journalism Centre; Digital Media Industry
Forum (LCC, UK).
2012 'ABC News 24: A study of limited resources and challenging newsgathering'. JEA conference, Melbourne.
2011 Talk given & recorded for archives at The Oxford Media Research Seminar, University of Oxford- Foreign Correspondents and fixers: the missing link.
2005-2010 Guest lectures on international news agencies. The
University of Melbourne.
2009 'The Local and the Foreign: An Exploration of the News
gathering Roles of the Fixer and the Correspondent in Today’s
Iraq'. ICA conference, Melbourne.
2008 'Foreign correspondence: autonomy and news production'.
JEA conference, Wollongong.
2007 'Citizens at the gate: but whose news are they peddling?'
Co-written with K. M. Oakham - Future of Newspapers, Cardiff.
2007 'Digital media in Australia' Futures Conference, London.
2007 'The role of the fixer'-Danish School of Journalism, Aarhus.
2007 'Podcasting and Journalism' ACODE conference, La Trobe.
2007 'Podcasting for teaching' at the Digital Showcase
2006 'Interactive student podcasting: the emerging technology
of choice' at JEAA conference, Auckland, NZ.
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|
Murrell, C. (2011) Correspondents and fixers: an investigation of teamwork in international television news gathering. PhD thesis, University of Melbourne.
Murrell, C. (2010) Baghdad bureaux: an exploration of the inter-connected world of fixers and correspondents at the BBC and CNN. Media, War and Conflict, 3(2) p. 125-137 ISSN 1750-6352
Murrell, C. (2009) Fixers and foreign correspondents: news production and autonomy. Australian Journalism Review. Vol 31 (1) pp 5-17. July 2009. ISSN 08102686
Murrell, C. & Oakham, K. M. (2008) Gate keepers: going, going, gone – the challenge of citizen journalism to traditional practice. Australian Journalism Review Vol 30, (2), pp 11-21. December 2008. ISSN 0810 2686
Murrell, C. (2006) Interactive student podcasting: the emerging technology of choice. ISBN: 1-877314-62-5 http://artsweb.aut.ac.nz/journalism_conference/