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Terry Flew

Terry Flew

Professor of Media and Communications, Queensland University of Technology

Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communications in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in Brisbane, Australia. He is a Chief Investigator with the QUT Digital Media Research Centre.

He is the author of Understanding Global Media (Palgrave, 2007), The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy (Sage, 2012), Creative Industries and Urban Development: Creative Cities in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2012), Global Creative Industries (Polity, 2013), Key Concepts in Creative Industries (Sage, 2013), New Media: An Introduction (OUP, 2104), and Media Economics (Palgrave, 2015). A co-edited book, Global Media and National Policies: the Return of the State, will be published by Palgrave in early 2016.

He has a wide range of research interests and research experience, and is the author of eight books, 11 research monographs, 43 book chapters, 75 refereed academic journal articles, and has been an editor of 13 special issues of academic journals and refereed conference proceedings. He was President of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association during 2009-2010, and is a member of the Executive Board of the International Communications Association, chairing the Global Communication and Social Change Division.

During 2011-2012, he was seconded to the Australian Law Reform Commission to chair the National Classification Scheme Review. The ALRC's Final Report, Classification - Content Regulation and Convergent Media, was tabled in Federal Parliament in March 2012.

The internet's founder now wants to 'fix the web', but his proposal misses the mark

Dec 01, 2019 03:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

On March 12, the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, the internets founder Tim Berners-Lee said we needed to fix the web. The statement attracted considerable interest. However, a resulting manifesto released on...

Australian media regulators face the challenge of dealing with global platforms Google and Facebook

Aug 06, 2019 03:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

With concerns growing worldwide about the economic power of digital technology giants such as Google and Facebook, there was plenty of interest internationally in Australias Digital Platforms Inquiry. The Australian...

Country rules: the ‘splinternet’ may be the future of the web

Aug 07, 2017 07:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Both The Economist and WIRED are worried about the splinternet. The UK research organisation NESTA thinks it could break up the world wide web as we know it. What is this awkwardly named idea? Its the concept that...

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Economy

Canceled bookings cost hosts to lose thousands of dollars a month

A number of Airbnb hosts in the United States are planning to sell their properties as well as the furnishings they bought to adorn their homes due to the financial fallout from the pandemic. Canceled bookings cost...

Imports of Japanese beer fell 89 percent to $630,000, while Japanese vehicles dropped 59 percent to $62 million

South Korea imported US$249 million worth of Japanese consumer goods in April, down 37 percent from last year, mainly due to backlash from Korean consumers against Japans export restrictions. Imports of Japanese beer...

The country's economy already struggled before it had to deal with the outbreak.

Indias economy would plummet for the fiscal year of 2020-2021 despite a rebound in activity in the coming months, says the head of Indias central bank Shaktikanta Das. He gave his projection while announcing a slew of...

However, overall exports dipped 1.4 percent in the first quarter.

South Koreas exports of eight new-industry goods in the first-quarter jumped 17 percent from the previous year to $21 billion despite a drop in overall exports. The goods include aviation products and drones, biohealth...

The rise in inequality is attributed to the shrinking wages of low-income households, and a cut down in temporary positions

The income disparity between the top 20 percent and bottom 20 percent of households widened with many of the countrys low-paying jobs being slashed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The average monthly income of households...

Politics

Donald Trump's tweets accusing Joe Scarborough of murder will not be deleted, says Twitter

If there is one thing to know about Donald Trump, it is that he is very active on social media, Twitter most especially. Following his continuous accusations towards Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough of murder, Twitter said...

US President Donald Trump criticizes Gavin Newsom over orders for mail-in ballots

President Donald Trump is heavily against mail-in voting, especially for the upcoming elections. Recently, he criticized California Governor Gavin Newsom on Twitter for his decision to provide mail-in ballots. Trump...

AFL-CIO endorses Joe Biden for President

Former vice president Joe Biden is known for being able to connect with the working-class people. Following his endorsements from several labor unions comes another one, from the AFL-CIO. The Hill reports that the...

Joe Biden calls for cancellation of rent, mortgage payments during coronavirus pandemic

The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases with over 1.7 million Americans infected with COVID-19. To ease the burden of the millions who lost their jobs due to the economic disruption brought by the...

Science

Asteroids: Asteroid-comet hybrid spotted by NASA's asteroid warning system

Hybrids of objects seen in space are very rarely sighted, until recently. NASAs asteroid warning system in Hawaii recently spotted one hybrid of an asteroid and a comet known as Trojans. Express reports that astronomers...

New powerful infrared telescope scheduled to be completed within the year, says scientists

While NASA has the James Webb Space Telescope that will be launching in 2021, space agencies in other countries are also in the process of developing their own. However, scientists from the Australian National University...

Expert says text from the Merneptah Stele proves the Israelites occupied Canaan

Many archaeologists and experts continue to study artifacts to find proof that lands and events that existed in the biblical times really existed. A breakthrough appears to have been made as of late as two lines from the...

Aliens: Expert says China is making progress in searching for alien life

Space agencies all over the world are determined to search for alien life in upcoming studies and missions. One expert, in particular, says that among the countries that are keen on searching for extraterrestrials, China...

Technology

AirPods Studio with high-tech play/pause detection system reportedly entered production already

Much of the information from the Apple supply chain about AirPods recently is not about the third generation or the next AirPods Pro. Reports have been focused on an all-new production being dubbed as AirPods Studio, and...

iPhone 12 would not ship with free wired EarPods

The Whats in the Box corner for the iPhone 12 production page later on Apples official website is expected to look a little different later this year. A well-known industry insider reported that the tech giant is planning...

iPhone SE Plus: Is it the official name for the third iPhone SE iteration slated for a 2021 launch?

Some Apple fans were a little hesitant about immediately ordering the new iPhone SE when it launched last month. They were hoping that it would soon be followed by the unveiling of the iPhone SE Plus, however, it looks...

Tesla Cybertruck’s size can’t be scaled down, Elon Musk confirms

People who have pre-ordered the Cybertruck should no longer expect its dimensions to get any smaller once it enters production. Tesla CEO Elon Musk settles it and confirms they can no longer make the electric pickup...
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