Associate Professor Fay Anderson

Dr Fay Anderson is an Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. She is the HDR coordinator and deputy head of the journalism section in the School.

Fay has also published widely on media history, genocide, photography, biography, memory, television, violence and Australian history. She is the author of three books, 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 will be published by Melbourne University Publishing in August 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.

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