Peter Manning was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at UTS in 2014. He was Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Monash University (2009-2012) and at UTS (2000-2009). He has also taught at the University of Sydney and Qatar University.
Prior to teaching he was the Head of News and Current Affairs at the Seven Network (1996-2000), and Head of TV News and Current Affairs at the ABC (1989-1993). In the latter role, he began the ABC’s very successful website (abc.net.au) and founded “Lateline”, “Foreign Correspondent” and “Landline”.
In the 1980s he was a field producer and then Executive Producer of “Four Corners”, winning many awards for its investigative journalism. He began his career at Fairfax and has been a reporter in print, online, radio and television.
He is the author of three books: “Us and Them: Media, Muslims and the Middle East” (Random House, 2006), now an e-book, “Dog Whistle Politics and Journalism” (ACIJ, 2004) and “Green Bans” (ACF, 1975). His PhD thesis is also currently being considered for publication.
He has written many chapters and papers for national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is a public commentator in various forums on media matters. He has his own blog (www.us-and-them.com.au) and his own Facebook site.
It may be a small indicator of how far journalism standards have fallen at one of Australias great newspapers that a reporter on The Sydney Morning Herald, interviewing me for their online site about the attempted...