Selected References on Australian Communication Studies

In Australia, as in other countries, the state of the field of communication has been subject to significant discussion. These selected references represent only a sample of the discussion, of which the President addresses are also a part.


Bonney, W. (1983). 'Two Approaches to Communication' in Communication in Australia, ed. T. J. Smith III. Sherwood Park/Sydney, Warrnambool Institute Press/ Australian Communication Association: 1-6. Reprinted in Australian Journal of Communication 28(2): 19-32.

Crocker, W. J. (1970) 'Speech Education in Australia', in International Studies of National Speech Education Systems, eds. F. Casmir and L. Harms. Minneapolis: Burgess Publishing Company. 1-21.

Cunningham, S. (2010) 'Aligning Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research and Scholarship with Industry and Policy: Australian Instances', Media International Australia No.136 (August): 13-19.

Curthoys, A. and Docker J. (2017) 'Stuart Hall and Cultural Studies, circa 1983', Cultural Studies Review 23(2), 162-173.

Flew, T. (2010) 'Comparative Communication Research: Australian and New Zealand Communication Reseach in an International Context', Media International Australia No.136 (August): 5-12.

Frow, J. (2005) 'Australian Cultural Studies: Theory, Story, History', Australian Humanities Review 37, December.

Galvin, M. (1990) 'Notes towards a Social Critique of Australian Communication Studies', Australian Journal of Communication 17(3): 163-167.

Galvin, M. (2002) 'Communication Futures and the Future of Communication', Australian Journal of Communication 29(2): 15-32.

Irwin, H. (1984) 'Communication Studies in Australia: Achievements and Prospects'. Paper presented at Convention of the International Communication Association (ICA). Division on International and Intercultural Communication. San Francisco. 24-28 May, 1984.

Irwin, H. (1993) 'Communication Studies in Australia: Achievements and Prospects', The Howard Journal of Communication 5(1&2), Fall and Winter: 157-165.

Irwin, H. (1998) 'Communication Studies in Australia: Tensions and New Challenges', Communication Education 47(3): 274-285.

Josephi, B. (2017) 'Mapping Communication and Journalism Studies in Australia', Publizistik 62: 465–478

Kress, G. (1983) 'Directions in Communication Studies', Australian Journal of Communication 4: 1-6.

Lewis, G. (1982) 'The Anglo-American Influence on Australian Communication Education', Australian Journal of Communication 1&2: 14-20.

Maras, S. (2003) 'Presidents Reflect on ANZCA: Past and Future', Australian Journal of Communication30(1): 1-24.

Maras, S. (2004) 'Thinking about the History of ANZCA: An Australian Perspective', Australian Journal of Communication 31(2): 13-51.

Maras, S. (2006) 'The Emergence of Communication Studies in Australia as "Curriculum Idea"', Australian Journal of Communication 33 (2,3): 43-62.

Maras, S. (2018) 'Revisiting Paradigm Talk in 1980s Communication Studies in Australia', Communication Research & Practice 4(2): 132-148.

Molloy, B. (1990) 'Communication Studies in Australia: Reflections and Text', Australian Journal of Communication 17(3): 64-146.

Molloy, B. and J. Lennie. (1990) Communication Studies in Australia: A Statistical Study of Teachers, Students and Courses in Australian Tertiary Institutions. Brisbane: The Communication Centre, School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology.

Petelin, R. (1990) 'Programs in Communication in Australian Tertiary Institutions', Australian Journal of Communication 17(3): 95-162.

Petelin, R. (2013) 'The Australian Journal of Communication (1976-2013): Tracing the Trajectory', Review of Communication 3(4): 1-14.

Putnis, P. (1986) 'Communication Studies in Australia: Paradigms and Contexts', Media, Culture and Society 8: 143-157.

Putnis, P. (1993) 'National Preoccupations and International Perspectives in Communication Studies in Australia', The Electronic Journal of Communication 3(3 & 4).

Putnis P. and B. Axford. (2002) 'Communication and Media Studies in Australian Universities: Diverse, Innovative, and Isomorphic', Australian Journal of Communication 29(1): 1-20.

Putnis P., B. Axford, L. Watson, and W. Blood. (2002) Communication and Media Studies in Australian Universities: An Investigation into the Growth, Status, and Future of this Field of Study. Canberra: University of Canberra, Division of Communication and Education.

Rahkonen, J. (2007) 'Mapping Media and Communication Research: Australia '. University of Helsinki.

Stratton, J. (2016) 'Perth Cultural Studies: A brief and partial intellectual history'. Thesis Eleven 137(1), 83-105.

Ticehurst, B. (1989) 'Ten Years On: The Development of the Australian Communication Association', Australian Communication Review 10(3) (September): 32-43.

Ticehurst, B. (ed.) (December 1993) 'Contemporary Issues and Perspectives in Australian Communication Studies'. Special issue of The Electronic Journal of Communication 3(3 & 4).

Turnbull, S. (2010) 'Wagon Train to the Stars: The Past, Present and Future of Communication Research in Australia', Media International Australia No.136 (August): 20-26.

Turner, G. (1998) 'Media and Communication Studies'. In Australian Research Council. Knowing Ourselves and Others: The Humanities in Australia into the 21st Century. Prepared by a Reference Group for the Australian Academy of Humanities. Volume Two. Canberra: AGPS, 1998: 181-190. [Link no longer active] Internet Archive Link here

Wilson, Helen. (1989) 'Afterword: Bill Bonney and the Contributors'. In Australian Communications and the Public Sphere: Essays in Memory of Bill Bonney. Ed. Helen Wilson. South Melbourne: Macmillan. 277-286. An important memoir of the early history of the field at the University of Technology, Sydney and one of the key figures in the field, Bill Bonney.

Wilson, Helen. (2006) 'Thirty years of MIA: A commemorative editorial', Media International Australia, incorporating Culture and Policy. No. 109 (May 2006)