Welcome to the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
ANZCA members are engaged in research, education and public debate in the fields of Communication and Media Studies. We are a premier academic association with a diversity of members, shaping important scholarship for the next generation of educators and researchers.
ANZCA’s scholarship is at the forefront in studying the changing dynamics of media, communication and related fields.
We inform social policy through wide ranging forms of scholarship in a range of key fields. Our research is increasingly important and impactful, at a time when new media and communication technologies are shaping so much about how we communicate with each other.
2020 marks an important milestone in the Association’s history, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. This will be a focus of our next conference, which is planned for Melbourne in December 2020.
In addition to our annual conference, we also offer regional events which allow members to engage with the local research and practice communities.
ANZCA publishes two internationally renowned indexed journals: Communication Research and Practice, and Media International Australia. As an ANZCA member you receive free access to our journals.
We are an independent association, driven by the interests and aspirations of members. Our members contribute to the production of knowledge through conferences and publications, and they also participate in many other ways through group representatives, committees, working parties and other events.
ANZCA President, 2019-2020
2019 Conference Awards
The following awards were made at the 2019 annual conference at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra, Australia.
T.J. Thomson (QUT) won the Anne Dunn Award.
The Christopher Newell Prize for best paper dealing with equity, diversity and social justice was not awarded, the judges deciding there was a lack of papers that met the criteria
The Grant Noble Prize for best student paper went to Ashleigh Haw (UWA).
The People’s Choice Best Presentation Award went to Verity Trott (Monash).
Prue Robson (UC) won the People’s Choice Best Postgraduate Presentation Award this year.
Kerry McCallum (UC) and Steven Maras (UWA) won President’s Service Awards.
ANZCA members and the executive congratulated the successful winners.
2018 Conference Awards
The following awards were made at the 2018 annual conference at the University of Auckland, NZ.
Caroline Fisher (University of Canberra) won the Anne Dunn Award. See the next announcement.
The Christopher Newell Prize for best paper dealing with equity, diversity and social justice was not awarded, the judges deciding there was a lack of papers that met the criteria.
The Grant Noble Prize for best student paper went to Dan Andrew of the University of Canberra.
The People’s Choice was also not awarded this year.
Roxanna Holdsworth, Michele Willson and Jolyon Sykes won President’s Service Awards.
ANZCA members and executive congratulated the successful winners.
Anne Dunn Award 2018 Winner
The 2018 Anne Dunn Scholar Award has been won by Dr Caroline Fisher from the University of Canberra. Caroline was commended by the panel for her body of work as an early career researcher, which features a range of high-quality national and international publications. Her research highlights the connections between journalism and other communication forms, and aims to increase understanding about the changing relationship between these different forms. The Anne Dunn Scholar Award is jointly sponsored by Anne's family, the Journalism Education and Research Association, and ANZCA, and honours Anne's lifetime dedication to public service journalism.
Dear ANZCA Colleagues,
For those who are interested in submitting a paper proposal to the 2018 South African Communication Association (SACOMM) conference, please follow this link to the webpage where you can find the abstract submission form:
Best wishes, Colleen Mills
Anne Dunn Award 2018
The fifth annual award in commemoration of the life and work of Associate Professor Anne Dunn of the University of Sydney has now closed and the judging process is complete. The winner will be announced at the 2018 conference in Auckland.
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Terry Flew on CHASS Board
Professor Terry Flew from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), commencing in 2018. The objectives of CHASS are to promote the interests of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia. Specifically, the aims of CHASS are to:
- represent the interests of the sector
- promote the contribution of the sector to government, industry and the public
- provide a forum for discussion between the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences sectors in Australia
- build the innovative capacity of Australia through better linkages between this sector, and science, engineering and industry.
Information about CHASS can be found on its website.
ANZCA is a member of CHASS.
2017 Conference Awards
The following awards were made at the 2017 annual conference at the University of Sydney, NSW.
Cate Thill (Notre Dame University) and Tanja Dreher (University of New South Wales) won the Christopher Newell Prize for best paper dealing with equity, diversity and social justice: “Disability, listening and media justice”.
Elizabeth Goode (University of Newcastle) won the Grant Noble Prize for best student paper: “The dilemma of voice in biographical narratives: confronting complexity in the ‘unexpected stories’ of intercountry adoptees”.
James Meese (University Technology Sydney) won the People’s Choice for the best presentation: “Vernacular regulation: copyright, privacy and the boundaries of online content”.
Elizabeth Gray (Massey University) and Michele Willson (Curtin University) won the President’s Service Award.
ANZCA members and executive congratulated the successful winners. The meeting also congratulated Professor Geoffrey Craig, Auckland University of Technology for winning the Anne Dunn award (see earlier announcement).
Anne Dunn Award 2017
Applications are now welcome for the fourth annual award in commemoration of the life and work of Associate Professor Anne Dunn of the University of Sydney.
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The Department of Media and Communication (MECO) at the University of Sydney is proud to hold the annual conference of ANZCA and to welcome you to the city of Sydney.
ANZCA 2017 will take place between 4 and 7 July 2017.
This year’s theme is “Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement”, aimed at attracting stimulating and engaged scholarly debate from a broad range of scholars associated with the association.
Click here to go to the conference website.