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|Area||School of Communication & Creative Arts|
|Phone||+61 3 924 43929|
|Location||Burwood (Room D4.16)|
|Role and profile||
Paul Bethell is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. He has been at Deakin since 2002 and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of subjects including contemporary journalism, media law and ethics, TV journalism and multimedia reporting. He was appointed Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in 2009.
His academic career began after nearly twenty years as a senior newsroom editor with BBC TV News in London, where he became deputy editor of the ‘Nine O’clock News’. He edited nearly seven hundred editions of the programme and was involved in broadcasting events such as the death of Princess Diana, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of Nelson Mandela and wars in the Middle East and the Balkans. After moving to Australia in 1999, he continued working links with BBC News, helping co-ordinate coverage from Australia of the Bali bombings in 2002 and working in Northern Sumatra in 2004 on coverage of the Tsunami disaster in Aceh. Paul is a member of the Melbourne Press Club and has worked closely with the Victorian Country Press Association on a number of projects.
|Teaching responsibilities||ALJ724 Law, Media and Communication, ALJ111 Contemporary Journalism, ALJ321 Journalism Internship, ALJ710 Multimedia Reporting|
Paul is a founder member of the Deakin Higher Education Research Group.
His research interests include mobile journalism and work-integrated learning.
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Paul is a member of the co-ordinating committee for the
Deakin Teaching Leaders’ Forum.
He is a member of the Faculty Admission and Selection Committee and the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee.
Paul is a member of the Advisory Board for the MA (Creative Enterprise) and the BA (Media and Communication).
He has worked closely with the Victorian Country Press Association on a number of projects.
In 2010 Paul received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation Award for Teaching Excellence: “For engaging and creative teaching strategies that take the newsroom into the classroom and build a bridge between the academy and industry for journalism students”. In 2008 he was awarded a Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence.
|Qualifications||Bachelor of Law (Exeter University)|
|Memberships||Paul is a member of the Melbourne Press Club, the Journalism Education Association and the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.|
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|