Publications and productions

Publications and productions

The Centre for Media History has members working in the following areas:

History of the media

CMH members working in this area include: Michelle Arrow, Jeannine Baker, Peter Doyle, Andrew Gillett, Murray Goot, Bridget Griffen-Foley, Justine Lloyd, Virginia Madsen, John Potts, Tom D C Roberts, Carolyn Saul, Hsu-Ming Teo, David Throsby, Michael Thurlow, Margaret Van Heekeren, Can Yalcinkaya and Jan Zwar 

History in the media

CMH members working in this area include: Michelle Arrow, Jeannine Baker, Chelsea Barnett, Harvey Broadbent, Erin Claringbold, Tanya Evans, Victoria Flanagan, Bridget Griffen-Foley, Paul Macdonald, Virginia Madsen, Kathryn Millard, Alec Morgan, Tom Murray and Shirleene Robinson

Recent and Notable Publications and Productions

A Companion to the Australian Media

A Companion to the Australian Media is the first comprehensive, authoritative study of Australia's press, broadcasting and new media sectors, edited by Centre Director Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley. It  features nearly 500 articles, ranging from short factual summaries to extended essays, contributed by 300 leading industry figures and media scholars.


Associate Professor Michelle Arrow

Friday on Our Minds: Popular Culture in Australia Since 1945 (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2009).

Upstaged: Australian Women Dramatists in the Limelight at Last (Sydney: Pluto Press & Currency Press, 2002).

Dr Jeannine Baker

Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam (Coogee, NSW: NewSouth Publishing, 2015).

Harvey Broadbent

Gallipoli: The Turkish Defence (Carlton, Vic: Miegunyah Press, an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing, 2015).

Defending Gallipoli (Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press, 2015).

Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore (Camberwell, Vic: Penguin, 2005).

Emeritus Professor Murray Goot

Divided Nation? Indigenous Affairs and the Imagined Public (with Tim Rowse) (Carlton, VIc: Melbourne University Press, 2007).

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley

Changing Stations: The Story of Australian Commercial Radio (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2009).

Party Games: Australian Politicians and the Media from War to Dismissal (Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2003).

Sir Frank Packer: The Young Master (Sydney: HarperCollins, 2000). 

The House of Packer: The Making of a Media Empire (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1999).

Professor Kathryn Millard

Screenwriting in a Digital Era (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Professor John Potts

The New Time and Space (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

A History of Charisma (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Culture and Technology, with Andrew Murphie (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

Radio in Australia (UNSW Press, Sydney, 1989).

Dr Tom D C Roberts

Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2015).

Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo

Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012).

Book chapters

Associate Professor Michelle Arrow

'New Theatre', in Terry Irving and Rohwan Cahill, ed., Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2010).

Dr Jeannine Baker

'"Gaps in the national family album”: Australian documentaries on the ABC and SBS’, in Michelle Arrow, Jeannine Baker and Clare Monagle (eds) Small Screens: Essays on Contemporary Australian Television, (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2016), pp 79–95.Michelle Arrow, Jeannine Baker and Clare Monagle (eds)

'War Stories: Remembering women conflict reporters', in Julianne Schultz and Peter Cochrane (eds) Griffith Review 48: Enduring Legacies, pp. 165-173.

Emeritus Professor Murray Goot

'The New Millennium', in Stuart Macintyre and Alison Bashford (eds) The Cambridge History of Australia, vol 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 187-211.

'Mander, Alfred Ernest', in Melanie Nolan, ed., Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18 (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2012). 

 'Australia' (with Ben Goldsmith), in Richard Sobel, Bethany Barratt and Peter Furia, eds., Public Opinion and International Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War (Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2012), pp. 47-68.

'Nativism as Citizenship: Immigration, Economic Hardship and the Politics of the Right' (with Ian Watson), in Christina Slade and Martina Möllering, eds. From Migrant to Citizen: Testing Language, Testing Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 217-235.

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley

'Radio', in Stuart Cunningham and Graeme Turner, eds., The Media and Communications in Australia, 2nd ed. (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2006), pp. 133-53; 3rd ed. (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2010), pp. 113-31.

Dr Virginia Madsen

'Voice cast: the distribution of the voice via podcasting' (with John Potts), in Norie Neumark, Ross Gibson, and Theo Van Leeuwen, eds., VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010), pp. 33-60.

Professor John Potts

'Voice-cast: The Distribution of the Voice via Podcasting' (with Virginia Masden), in Norie Neumark, Ross Gibson, and Theo Van Leeuwen, eds., Voice: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010).

'The Event and its Echoes', in Charles Merewether and John Potts, eds., After the Event: New Perspectives on Art History (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010).

Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo

'"Bertrice teaches you about history, and you don't even mind!" History and revisionist historiography in Bertrice Small's The Kadin', in Eric M. Selinger and Sarah G. Frantz, eds., New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2011).

'Gypsy in the Sun: The Transnational Life of Rosita Forbes', in Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott, eds., Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700 to Present (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Edited books and journals

Associate Professor Michelle Arrow

Small Screens: Essays on Contemporary Australian Television, edited with Jeannine Baker and Clare Monagle, (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2016)

The Chamberlain Case: Nation, Law, Memory, with Deborah Staines and Katherine Biber (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009).

'Histories of Australian Media Reception', special issue of Media International Australia, no. 131 (2009). Co-edited with Marnie Hughes-Warrington and Bridget Griffen-Foley.

'The Seventies', special issue of Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 22, no. 53 (2007). Co-edited with Mary Spongberg.

'New Urgencies in Australian Studies', special issue of Australian Humanities Review (2006). Co-edited with Nicole Moore.

Dr Jeannine Baker

Small Screens: Essays on Contemporary Australian Television, edited with Michelle Arrow and Clare Monagle, (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2016)

Emeritus Professor Murray Goot

Editor, 'Public Opinion and the War in Iraq', special issue of International Journal of Public Opinion Research, vol. 16, no. 3 (2004).

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley

Reaching Out or Going Down?: The History of Tabloids, special issue of Australian Journal of Communication, vol. 38, no. 2 (2011).

'Histories of Australian Media Reception', special issue of Media International Australia, no. 131 (2009). Co-edited with Marnie Hughes-Warrington and Bridget Griffen-Foley.

From the Frontier: Essays in Honour of Duncan Waterson, special joint issue of Journal of Australian Studies, no. 69 and Australian Cultural History, no. 20 (2001).

Australian Media History, special issue of Media International Australia, no. 99 (2001).

Dr Virginia Madsen

Special issue of SCAN, vol. 6, no. 3 (2009). Edited with Maree Delofski.

Professor John Potts

After the Event: New Perspectives on Art History, edited with Charles Merewether (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010).

Technologies of Magic: A Cultural Study of Ghosts, Machines and the Uncanny, edited with Edward Scheer (Sydney: Power Publications, 2006).

Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo

Cultural History in Australia, edited with Richard White, (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2003).

'History in Popular Culture', special issue of History Australia, vol. 8, no. 1 (2011). Co-edited with Richard White.

Journal articles

Associate Professor Michelle Arrow

'"Mum Likes Bandstand too": Creating the teenage audience on Australian television', Media International Australia, no. 134 (2010): pp. 109-120.

Dr Jeannine Baker

'War from a woman's angle', SL Magazine 9, no. 4 (Summer 2016-17): pp. 20-23

'Gendered labour and media: histories and continuities', (with Dr Justine Lloyd), Media International Australia, no. 161, (2016), pp. 6-17

'Australian women journalists and the "pretence of equality", Labour History, no. 108 (May 2015): pp. 1-16.

'Lines of demarcation: Australian women war reporters in Europe during World War II', History Australia 12, no. 1 (April 2015): pp. 187-206.

'Marginal creatures: Australian women war reporters during World War II', History Compass 13, no. 2 (February, 2015): pp. 40-50.

'All the glamour of the east: Tilly Shelton-Smith reports from Malaya, 1941', Australian Historical Studies 41, no. 2 (2010): pp.198-216.

Emeritus Professor Murray Goot

'The "Transition" From Qualitative to Quantitative Measures of Public Opinion: The Australian Press and the 1951 Referendum on Communism', Journalism Studies (Preview published online 30 April 2013) 

"Party Leaders, the Media, and Political Persuasion: The Campaigns of Evatt and Menzies on the Referendum to Protect Australia from Communism' (with Sean Scalmer), Australian Historical Studies, vol. 44, no. 1, (2013): pp. 71-88.

'Stripped Bare: A Short Historiography of the Australian Tabloid', Australian Journal of Communication, vol. 38, no. 2, (2011): pp. 1-31.

'"A Worse Importation than Chewing Gum": American Influences on the Australian Press and their Limits - The Australian Gallup Poll, 1941-1971', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. 30, no. 3, (2010): pp. 269-302.

'Underdogs, bandwagons or incumbency? Party support at the beginning and the end of Australian election campaigns, 1983-2007', Australian Cultural History, vol. 28, no. 1 (2010): pp. 69-80.

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley

 'Digging up the past: Frank Clune, Australian historian and multi-media personality', History Australia, vol. 8, no. 1 (2011): pp. 127-50.

'Voices of the people: Audience participation in Australian radio', Media International Australia, no. 137 (2010): pp. 5-19.

'Australian commercial radio, American influences - and the BBC', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. 30, no. 3 (2010): pp. 337-55.

Dr Virginia Madsen

'A Call to Listen: The 'New' Documentary in Radio-Encountering 'wild sound' and the 'Filme Sonore'', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. 30, no. 3 (2010): pp. 391-410.

Professor John Potts

'Book Doomsday: the March of Progress and the Fate of the Book', Meanjin, vol. 69, no. 4 (2010): pp. 128-133.

Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo

'Historical Fictions and Fictions of History', Rethinking History, vol. 15, no. 2 (2011), pp. 297-313.

'Popular History and the Chinese Martial Arts Biopic', History Australia, vol. 8, no. 1 (2011), pp. 42-66.

'Historicizing The Sheik: Comparisons of the British novel and the American film', Journal of Popular Romance Studies, vol. 1, no. 1 (2010).

Television, radio and multimedia productions

Associate Professor Michelle Arrow

Hindsight documentary 'Public Intimacies: The Royal Commission on Human Relationships', ABC Radio National, April 2013.

Dr Jeannine Baker

'Holding a Tiger by the Tail: Jessie Litchfield', Radio feature/documentary, Earshot, ABC Radio National, July 2015.

'Fler and the Modernist Impulse', Radio feature/documentary, Hindsight, ABC Radio National, February 2011.

'Parenting Blind', Radio feature/documentary, 360documentaries, ABC Radio National, July 2009.

'West of the Divide', Radio feature/documentary, Street Stories, ABC Radio National, December 2005.

'Neil Bedford'. Radio oral history/feature, Verbatim, ABC Radio National, May 2005.

'Waifs and Strays'. Radio feature/documentary, Hindsight, ABC Radio National, April 2004.

Moments in Time: Death Masks.. Short television documentary, ABC TV, 2002

Our Drowned Town, Television documentary feature, SBS TV, 2001.

Harvey Broadbent

'Minstrels of War', ABC Radio National feature for 'Into the Music' program, April 21 and 26, 2007.

Revealing Gallipoli (ABC-TV/December Films, 2005). Producer and historical consultant.

Gallipoli: The First Day,

Dr Tanya Evans

Hindsight documentary 'Charity and Justice: The early days of the Benevolent Society in Sydney', ABC Radio National, March 2013

Who Do You Think You Are?, Australian version, Series 3, (Artemis, 2010) and Series 4 (Artemis, 2012). Consultant.

A Century of Fatherhood (Testimony Films/BBC4). Consultant, August 2012.

Upstairs, Downstairs Love (Granada Television/Channel 4, broadcast 23 June 2008). Interviewee and consultant.

Dr Virginia Madsen

'Dreams of Hesselmed', ABC Radio National feature for 'Elsewhere' program, 24 April 2010.

'In Search of the Mekong Blues', ABC Radio National feature for 'Into The Music' program, 2008; rebroadcast on 'Elsewhere' program, May 2010. and

'Cantata of Fire', ABC Radio National performance piece for 'Airplay' program, 2008. 

'Life and Death in Battambang: Children's Stories from Cambodia', ABC Radion National feature for 'Radio Eye' program, November 2007.

Dr Tom Murray

Screen Australia-funded film, Love in Our Own Time, 2012,

Professor John Potts

'Castlereagh St', dramatic piece for ABC Radio, 2000.

Public lectures

2017 Brian Johns Lecture

'How the internet killed my business model: Saving news that matters in a time of information overload', delivered by Amanda Wilson at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 4 May 2017.

2016 Brian Johns Lecture

'Cultural Institutions and the Idea of Australia in the Age of Fang', delivered by Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA at SBS, Sydney, 2 May 2016.

40th Anniversary of Double J

'Gough Whitlam, Double J and the Youth Radio Revolution', a Whitlam Legacy occasional series paper by Dr Liz Giuffre drawing on her lecture to mark the anniversary which was delivered at the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney, 19 January 2015.

Associated publications

Public Opinion, Campaign Politics & Media Audiences: New Australian Perspectives

This book consists of eight chapters are based on papers delivered at a symposium to honour CMH Deputy Director Murray Goot FASSA, Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations, on his retirement from Macquarie University. Edited by Sean Scalmer and Bridget Griffen-Foley, the book was published by MUP in January 2017. Additional graphs that were unable to be included with Ian Watson's chapter on populism and public alienation, can be downloaded here.
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