Associate Professor Fay Anderson

Dr Fay Anderson is an Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. She is currently the Head of the Journalism in the School and the PhD Program Director of Film, Media and Communication.

Fay has published widely on media history, genocide, photography, biography, memory, television, violence and Australian history. She is the author of three books including Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting (2011, co-authored with Richard Trembath) and Max Crawford: An Historian’s Life and the Limits of Academic Freedom (2005).

She is currently a Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage Grant funded project on the history and significance of Australian press photography with Associate Professor Sally Young, Professor Kate Darian-Smith and Mr Michael Gawenda (University of Melbourne) and in partnership with the National Library of Australia and the Walkley Foundation. Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia, which is co-authored by Fay and Sally Young was published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2016 .

Fay was interviewed by ABC RN’s Media Report on ‘Censorship, suffering and shellshock in WW1 reporting’. Listen online or visit the ABC website for more information about the special.


Visit the Press Photography in Australia research website.

Other recent events include:

Walkley Storyology on 12 August: Shooting the picture: The past and future of Australian press photography,

774 ABC Radio Melbourne, Conversation Hour, Interviewer: Jon Faine on 5 August:

Fay Anderson, “‘Both Eyes Open”: Australian News Photography, Safety and Trauma’, UNESCO Research Conference on the Safety of Journalists, Helsinki, Finland, 3 – 4 May 2016

Fay Anderson, Mark Baker, Garrie Hutchinson and Richard Trembath, Panel on ‘First Drafts of History: Rediscovering Victoria’s War correspondents’, State Library of Victoria, 21 April 2016,

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