A Companion to the Australian media

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Spanning from 1803 to 2014 and arranged in an accessible A-Z format, A Companion to the Australian Media features 500 articles by 300 media practitioners and scholars. Edited by Australia's leading media historian, Bridget Griffen-Foley, this is the first comprehensive work of its kind, focusing on the history and contemporary practice of our newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and new media industries. Key players range from fearless, visionary journalists to influential, often controversial proprietors such as David Syme, Ezra Norton and successive generations of the Murdoch, Packer and Fairfax dynasties. From the first Aboriginal newspaper in 1836 to the advent of social media, from Blue Hills to The Chaser, from advertising and astrology to student newspapers and women in the media, this is an essential companion for everyone with a serious interest in those who decide what we read, heart and watch every day.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherAustralian Scholarly Publishing
Number of pages543
ISBN (Print)9781925003055
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Mass media--Australia
  • Communication--Australia


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