Dr Colleen Murrell is the Undergraduate Coordinator for Journalism in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Colleen Murrell researches international newsgathering, transnational television broadcasting, social media newsgathering, global news agencies and terrorism coverage. She is the author of the book ‘Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering: The Role of Fixers’ published by Routledge in 2015.
Colleen is widely published in national and international journals. She has been the recipient of competitive visiting research fellowships at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford and City University in London. She is co-secretary of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) and has been a judge for the United Nations Media Awards since 2008.
Colleen was interviewed by ABC RN’s Media Report about her recent book. The topic was ‘Fixers, the people behind the foreign correspondents.’ Listen online or visit the ABC website for more information.
She is currently working with a colleague on a comparative study of media coverage of terrorism. She was interviewed by ABC News Radio in 2016 about coverage of ISIS terror claims by the media. Listen online via the ABC website.