Prof Matthew Ricketson



Professor of Communication


Faculty of Arts and Education


SCCA Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus



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"Like being shot in the face" or "I'm glad I'm out": journalists' experiences of job loss in the Australian media industry 2012-2014

M Ricketson, A Dodd, L Zion, M Winarnita

(2019), Journalism studies, Abnigdon, Eng., C1


The shrinking of Fairfax Media's books pages: A microstudy of digital disruption

Matthew Ricketson, Sybil Nolan

(2019), Vol. volume 41, pp. 17-35, Australian Journalism Review, Great Britain, C1


The Media

Matthew Ricketson, Katharine Murphy, Patrick Mullins

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 109-126, From Turnbull to Morrison: The Trust Divide., Carlton, B1


The ghost in the memoir machine: exploring the relationship between ghostwritten memoir and biography

M Ricketson

(2018), pp. 43-58, Mediating memory : tracing the limits of memoir, New York, N.Y., B1


When one person's noble whistleblower becomes another's poisonous leaker

M Ricketson

(2018), pp. 101-120, In the name of security - secrecy, surveillance and journalism, London, Eng., B1


Collaboration on a national scale: journalism educators, students and the 2016 Australian federal election

Andrew Dodd, Kayt Davies, Collette Snowden, M Ricketson

(2018), Vol. 40, pp. 35-50, Australian journalism review, Magill, S. Aust., C1


The state of feature writing today

M Ricketson, C Graham

(2018), Vol. 28, pp. 205-217, Asia Pacific media educator, London, Eng., C1


"What inna namea christ is this?" The origins of Tom Wolfe's journalistic voice

M Ricketson

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 138-159, Literary journalism studies, Toronto, Canada, C1


New Beats report: mass redundancies and career change in Australian journalism

Lawrie Zion, Merryn Sherwood, Penny O'Donnell, Timothy Marjoribanks, Matthew Ricketson, Andrew Dodd, Monika Winarnita

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., J2


The underappreciated role of creativity in journalism

M Ricketson

(2017), Vol. Special issue: prose poetry, pp. 1-13, TEXT: journal of writing and writing programs, Nathan, Qld., C1


Taking journalism and trauma seriously: the importance of the AZ case

M Ricketson

(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 177-189, Australian journalism review, Magill, S. Aust., C1


When slow news is good news book-length journalism's role in extending and enlarging daily news

M Ricketson

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 507-520, Journalism practice, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1


The return of the long-form profile: A case study of the Quarterly Essay and the Monthly in Australia

M Ricketson

(2016), pp. 70-83, Profile pieces : journalism and the 'human interest' bias, London, Eng., B1


What's the story? Journalism ethics and the Anzac centenary

S Mascall-Dare, M Ricketson

(2016), pp. 37-54, Beyond Gallipoli : New perspectives on Anzac, Melbourne, Vic., B1


Wanted for questioning: interviewers on the art and craft of interviewing

M Ricketson

(2016), pp. 99-113, Media innovation & disruption, Melbourne, Vic., B1


The media

M Ricketson, K Murphy

(2016), pp. 95-116, From Abbott to Turnbull: a new direction? Australian Commonwealth Administration 2013-2016, Geelong, Vic., B1


John Clarke and the power of satire in journalism

M Ricketson

(2016), pp. 153-167, The funniest pages : international perspectives on humor in journalism, New York, N.Y., B1


Working for less: the aftermath for journalists made redundant in Australia between 2012 and 2014

Lawrie Zion, Andrew Dodd, Merryn Sherwood, Penny O?Donnell, Timothy Marjoribanks, Matthew Ricketson

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 117-136, Communication research and practice, London, Eng., C1


The Australian's media supplement: a lapdog, a watchdog, and attack dog or all of the above?

A Dodd, M Ricketson

(2015), Vol. 157, pp. 68-78, Media international Australia, London, Eng., C1-1


Are there news gaps in rural/regional Australia? Researching media plurality beyond Finkelstein

L Waller, K Hess, M Ricketson

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 157-169, Australian journalism review, Adelaide, S.Aust., C1


Regulating journalism in Australia

R Tiffen, M Ricketson

(2014), pp. 15-40, La regulation du travail journalistique dans dix pays, dont le Canada, Montreal, Que., B1


Gillard, Her Government and the media

S Young, M Ricketson

(2014), pp. 287-308, The Gillard Governments: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2010-2013, Melbourne, Vic., B1


From making front page to landing between covers: an ethical inquiry into contemporary book-length journalism in Australia

M Ricketson

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 12-20, Ethical space: the international journal of communication ethics, Suffolk, Eng., C1


An unseen weakening of Fairfax's journalism culture: the impact of copy sharing in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times books pages

M Ricketson, S Nolan

(2014), TASA 2014 : Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference on Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities, University of South Australia, Adelaide., E1


Australia: State aid to newspapers--Not a priority

F Papandrea, M Ricketson

(2013), pp. 115-131, State aid for newspapers: theories, cases, actions, Berlin, Germany, B1


Unintended consequences: The impact of structural reform in the newspaper industry on the marketing of books

M Ricketson, S Nolan

(2013), pp. 29-39, By the book? Contemporary publishing in Australia, Melbourne, Vic., B1


We have the means, but what's the model? A better way for universities and industry to produce investigative journalism

M Ricketson, B Birnbauer, A Dodd

(2013), ANZCA 2013 : Proceedings of the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference on Global Networks-Global Divides : Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges, Fremantle, Western Australia, E1


Speaking truth to media power

M Ricketson

(2013), Vol. 35, pp. 149-156, Australian journalism review, Magill, S. Aust., C1


Navigating the access swell, the independence shoals and the siren song of narrative: a comparison of the work of Bob Woodward, Mark Danner and WikiLeaks

M Ricketson

(2013), Vol. Special Issue, pp. 1-13, Text, Nathan, Qld., C1


News' Australian story of ethics and self-regulation: a cautionary tale

R Breit, M Ricketson

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 41-47, Television & new media, London, Eng., C1-1


The new appreciation of long-form journalism in a short-form world

M Ricketson

(2012), pp. 217-233, Australian journalism today, Melbourne, Vic., B1


Introduction: a context for understanding the changing practice of journalism in Australia

Matthew Ricketson

(2012), pp. 1-14, Australian journalism today, South Yarra, Vic., B1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

New Beats: mass redundancies and career change in Australian journalism

A/Prof Lawrie Zion, Prof Timothy Marjoribanks, Prof Matthew Ricketson, Dr Andrew Dodd, Mr Kevin Bradley, Mr Michael Dobbie

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $41,166

New Beats: mass redundancies, career changes and the future of Australian journalism

A/Prof Lawrie Zion, Prof Timothy Marjoribanks, Prof Matthew Ricketson, Dr Penelope O'Donnell, Dr Andrew Dodd, Mrs Michelle Rayner, Mr Kevin Bradley, Mr Michael Dobbie

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2018: $25,640

Industry and Other Funding

Media innovation and the civic future of Australia's country press

A/Prof Kristy Hess, A/Prof Lisa Waller, Prof Matthew Ricketson, Bruce Morgan

  • 2019: $20,000


No completed student supervisions to report