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Media Mentions

2015 Media Mentions


  • Dr Virginia Madsen explored the historical context of the ABC's editorial independence in the light of the Q&A/Zaky Mallah controversy in an article for The Conversation, 24 August 2015.
  • Siobhan Lyons contributed an article to The Conversation on the rising popularity of 'ruin pornography' and society's growing obsession with photographing and touring modern urban ruins and how this phenomenon potentially trivialises our understanding of historical and modern ruins, 18 August 2015.
  • Professor John Potts featured in an article exploring how technology and robotics is changing the face of journalism,, 7 August 2015.


  • Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley interviewed by ABC North Coast NSW's Mornings program on the golden ages for radio and television, and the quality of American television compared to Australian productions, 28 July 2015.
  • Associate Professor Peter Doyle interviewed by 702 ABC Sydney about his crime novels and the launch of his latest book, The Big Whatever, 13 July 2015.
  • Siobhan Lyons interviewed by Patrick Chiller on Unravelled, 94.7 The Pulse, about her article 'Cover girl: the difficulty of illustrating Lolita persists, 60 years on', published by The Conversation, 10 July 2015.




  • Dr Tom Roberts appeared as an interviewee and was credited as historical consultant for the BBC Two documentary Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went to War, broadcast 25 April 2015.
  • Dr Liz Giuffre interviewed by the Herald Sun on female lead superheroes in film. The article also appeared in Adelaide Now and on, 25 April 2015.
  • Associate Professor Michelle Arrow interviewed by 666 ABC Canberra about the Whitlam government's Royal Commission on Human Relationships as part of the station's collaboration with the Honest History website, 1 April 2015.


  • Harvey Broadbent interviewed by multiple news providers, including ABC Radio National Adelaide, ABC News Melbourne Early Edition and ABC News online, regarding his role as historian on a ship that will retrace the ANZACs' voyage to Gallipoli, 26 March 2015.
  • Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley contributed an article on Malcolm Fraser's relations with the media during his career to The Conversation, 20 March 2015
  • Dr Liz Giuffre explored the legacy of Malcolm Fraser in relation to the arts and culture in an article for The Conversation, 20 March 2015.
  • Harvey Broadbent interviewed about his new book Gallipoli: the Turkish Defense,  by ABC News' The World Today, 2 March 2015.  


  • Dr Willa McDonald spoke to 774 ABC Melbourne Evenings about her contribution to the ABC Radio National documentary The Vagabond: Digging the Dirt on Melbourne, 26 February 2015.  
  • Dr Willa McDonald interviewed by ABC Radio National's Media Report regarding the setting up of the Colonial Australian Literary Journalism database, 19 February 2015.
  • Harvey Broadbent discussed the historical accuracy of the film The Water Diviner as well as the research behind his new book Gallipoli: the Turkish Defense, on Radio National's Books and Arts,10 February 2015.
  • Professor Kathryn Millard interviewed by Radio National's The World Today regarding her upcoming feature documentary The Shock Room,  10 February 2015. Professor Millard's documentary was also the subjest of articles published by WA Today and The Canberra Times, 6 February 2015.
  • Dr Liz Giuffre's recent talk on the historic launch of Double Jay and other highlights from the CMH co-sponsored event marking the 40th anniversary of Triple J broadcast by Radio National's  Big Ideas, 4 February 2015.
  • Professor Kathryn Millard contributed an article to The Conversation on the enduring legacy of the filmed psychological experiments of the post-war era and the research that informed her upcoming feature documentary The Shock Room, 3 February 2015.


  • Dr Virginia Madsen interviewed by BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme on the often ignored history of radio documentary and the discoveries she has made during her recent research at the British Library, 28 January 2015.
  • Dr Liz Giuffre contributed an article to The Conversation on the 40th birthday of radio station Triple J, exploring its history and controversial beginnings; spoke to Radio National AM about how she uncovered an audio recording of Gough Whitlam from the National Archives relating to the origins of the station; and was interviewed by ABC Hobart's Drive on Monday, 19 January 2015.