Dr Alison McAdam



Lecturer in Professional Practice (Communication)


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Comm & Creative Arts


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


+61 3 522 73367


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'Everyone keeps telling us it's going to die': A close examination of 'myths' clouding local newspaper futures in Australia

Kristy Hess, Alison McAdam

(2024), pp. 1-14, Media International Australia, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Untapped Potential? Exploring the 'Latent' Local Newspaper Reader in Digital Spaces

Kristy Hess, Angela Blakston, Jerry Lai, Alison McAdam, Lisa Waller

(2023), Journal of Communication Inquiry, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Media Innovation and the Civic Future of Australia's Country Press: FInal report

Kristy Hess, Alison Mcadam, Angela Blakston, matthew Ricketson, LIsa Waller, Jerry Lai

(2023), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Outdated or innovative? Examining news practices that have stood the test of time at one of Australia's longest-serving local newspapers

Alison Mcadam, Kristy Hess

(2022), pp. 1-13, Media International Australia, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Navigating the terrain: a typology of mapping in journalism studies

Alison McAdam, Kristy Hess

(2022), Vol. 8, pp. 278-290, Communication Research and Practice, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Exploring the local news needs of existing news consumers and new residents in the regional city of Mildura.

Dr Alison McAdam, Prof Kristy Hess

Sunraysia Publishing Company Pty Ltd

  • 2024: $2,000
  • 2023: $8,000

Central Connection: Examining a novel approach to supporting local news diversity in Alice Springs.

Prof Kristy Hess, Dr Alison McAdam

Mparntwe Alice Springs Community Foundation Ltd

  • 2023: $10,000


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