Academia Media PhD Studies

A PhD Post to Keep Me on Track

It’s been some time since I’ve written about my PhD – I’ve been far to busy actually writing it instead (and teaching). In that time, the whole concept has shifted quite a bit – somewhat under its own weight and somewhat due to my own interests. This is a ‘catch-up’ post, partly to keep me […]

Case Studies Local Government Media Research Methods Web

Case Studies

I have settled on a case-study approach to my PhD research. It will focus on five local governments¬†in the greater Illawarra region of New South Wales, considering how they form and react to public issues via participatory media.¬†The five local governments, Wingecarribee Shire, Wollondilly Shire and Wollongong City, Shellharbour City, and Kiama Municipality, have been […]

Community Politics/Government


I was recently asked to give a short speech to a regional gathering of youth advisory council members. The young people had come from NGOs and Councils across the Southern Highlands, Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown areas. Given my experience in YACs at all levels, I felt I had something important to offer the attendees. Below […]