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Colleen Murrell

Colleen Murrell

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Monash University

I am just beginning a new job as a senior lecturer in journalism at Monash University in Melbourne, after a lengthy stint at Deakin University.

From October 2015 to January 2016 I was a senior visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Department of Media and Communications. I worked on projects related to the different editions of The Guardian and the global news agencies' gate-keeping of Syrian UGC.

I teach radio, television and international news. I also research international newsgathering, transnational television and social media. I am the co-secretary of the Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia and have been an occasional contributor to ABC Breakfast TV's newspaper slot.

My book 'Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering: The Role of Fixers' was published by Routledge Research (2015). I have a PhD in Media & Comms from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in International Journalism from City University in London.

In my previous career I worked as a reporter, producer and news editor for a number of international news organisations including the BBC, ITN and APTN. I am most active on social media on Twitter as @ivorytowerjourn

Manchester and the media: what coverage of the terrorist attack tells us about ourselves

May 29, 2017 05:24 am UTC| Insights & Views

The Manchester bomb attack, in which 22 people died, took place last Tuesday Australian time, and was a major front-page story for The Age, The Australian and the Herald Sun on the Wednesday and Thursday mornings. The...

Le Pen vs Macron: after an acrimonious debate, the French will now choose their next president

May 05, 2017 01:26 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

As the much-anticipated, key policy square-off ahead of Sundays French election, the presidential debate was a riveting two-and-a-half hours of cantankerous insult trading, in which neither centrist Emmanuel Macron nor the...

Islamic State is quick to claim Orlando shooting, but the media should be careful in reporting it

Jun 15, 2016 04:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Life Business

Within hours of the Orlando shooting, Islamic States news agency, Amaq, claimed responsibility, saying: The armed attack that targeted a gay night club in the city of Orlando in the American state of Florida which...

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Economy

Australian bonds jump in silent trading ahead of RBA Assistant Governor Kent’s speech

Australian government bonds jumped during Asian session of the first trading day of the week Monday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce announces duties on Chinese steel racks to counter malpractice

In a continuation of the toughened stance against both Allies and adversaries, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed duties on steel racks and parts from China. The United States, in 2017, imported $200 million worth of the...

Australian bonds remain range-bound in muted trading session; RBA’s Lowe, Kent speeches eyed

Australian government bonds traded range bound during Asian session Friday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias Phillip Lowe and...

South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Revolution a new era involving the application of digitisation and...

U.S. Treasuries gain slightly ahead of weekly initial jobless claims, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slightly gained during Thursdays afternoon session, ahead of the countrys weekly initial jobless claims, besides, the Philly Fed and Conference Boards Leading indices, all scheduled to be released today...

Politics

Can protecting land promote employment? In New England, the answer is yes

Protecting land from development provides numerous ecological and social benefits, but many people debate whether it hurts or helps local economies. Some worry that land protection will inhibit economic growth by...

US Dem presidential primaries: Biden leading, followed by Sanders, Warren, Harris; and will Trump be beaten?

The next US presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020. Incumbent president Donald Trump will almost certainly be the Republican nominee, but there is a contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. The...

Archive documents reveal the US and UK's role in the dying days of apartheid

It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But its easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent the birth of full democracy really was. This was particularly true in KwaZulu-Natal, where...

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Science

How big is the Moon? Let me compare ...

Even though we can see the Moon shining brightly in the night sky and sometimes in daylight its hard to put into perspective just how large, and just how distant, our nearest neighbour actually is. So just how big is...

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS...

How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The ocean that surrounds Antarctica plays a crucial role in regulating the mass balance of the continents ice cover. We now know that the thinning of ice that affects nearly a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is...

Technology

PlayStation 5's SSD offers a new gaming experience

PlayStation 5 is Sonys next-generation console, so for it to have the best hardware components ever seen in the gaming industry is not much of a surprise. However, the company singled out the addition of the solid-state...

Tesla Model 3 is one safe car that just got price cuts

Tesla Model 3 may not be the companys flagship, but a recently concluded safety tests done by the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) confirms it is one of the safest cars. Meanwhile, the pricing of Tesla Model 3 has...

iPhone 11 first look revealed via leaked video

iPhone 11 is not around yet, and there is no official announcement from Apple either. However, it is sure to come soon because there are proofs that the American tech giant is releasing it. Probably, the best evidence is...

Microsoft Surface Book 3 may be the most powerful Surface Book yet

Microsoft Surface Book 3 is the latest version of the Surface Laptop, and while technology enthusiasts are already looking forward to this device, information about it is still scarce. Most of the available details were...

3 myths to bust about breaking up 'big tech'

As the public and government regulators around the world discuss whether and how to manage the power of technology companies, one idea that keeps coming up is breaking up these large conglomerate corporations into smaller...
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