The evolving media landscape This area includes: Policy, business models, technology, regulation, distribution channels, changing nature of audiences, histories of new media.
Social, cultural and health impacts of media consumption This area includes: The impact of media on children and youth; the role of the media in influencing social attitudes; the changing nature of communication and its effect on social, cultural and interpersonal practices and networks.
The Practice of Journalism This area includes: Journalism, democracy and the public’s right to know; the evolving workplaces and work practices of journalism; the ethical challenges facing journalism in an evolving media landscape; the impact on journalism of alternative media genres and channels, including user-generated content; the political and economic implications of cultural and commercial changes affecting journalism; the history of Australian journalism; the role of news media in public debate.
A clear area of strategic research capacity building between the JMRC and the CCi lies in the field of online and mobile media regulation and use by young people. Specifically, we propose a major research projects or projects focusing on understanding and regulating, where appropriate, young people’s access to media content via online and mobile media technologies. There is a clear public and industry interest in understanding the risks and benefits to young people and an opportunity to make a significant contribution to public policy and to build research capacity in an important new field.