Dr Lee Duffield
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BiographyBackground Lee Duffield was the first news editor on the ABC's Triple J youth service. Also in his early career he spent 18 months outside Australia, on a fellowship at the East West Centre in Hawaii, and in France studying at the Alliance Francaise in Paris. As a senior journalist Duffield became ABC European Correspondent based at Brussels, covering the collapse of communism in Europe, including opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Duffield worked in public affairs after 1992 as a senior media advisor, deputy director of ministerial media in the Queensland Government, and for a short time as public affairs officer at the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.
He graduated from Queensland University (BA, Dip. Ed., Dip. Jour., B.Ed.St. 1969-1982), Sydney University (MA with Merit, 1983), and James Cook University (PhD, 2003). A high school teacher for one year, he taught communication and journalism part-time at the NSW Institute of Technology and Queensland University, 1974 - 1984. Duffield became a journalism lecturer at James Cook University in 1997, moving to QUT two years later. His 2002 doctoral thesis is on news media in historical crises, drawing on experiences documenting the fall of the Eastern Bloc. Recent publications are listed in QUT eprints, including books: Duffield L and J Cokley (eds.) (2006), I Journalist; Duffield L (2009), Berlin Wall in the News; Duffield L and G Ianziti (2010) Europe and the Media.
Duffield continues in journalism, editing campus based media, and as the editor of EUAustralia Online: European news for Australia, https://www.euaustralia.com. He founded and continues to coordinate a program of overseas reporting field trips in which students work as correspondents for QUT outlets; 90 students making 12 trips to Europe, SE Asia or PNG and the Pacific. He had long-term professional development leave in 2006-07, reporting again from Europe for ABC and other outlets.
- new media and citizen journalism
- international journalism and Europe
- development journalism and the South Pacific
- journalism education - internationalisation of the curriculum
Journalism, International Journalism, New Media - Citizen Journalism, Development Journalism, Pacific Region Media, Papua New Guinea, Journalism Education, Internationalisation of the Curriculum, Work Integrated Learning, Europe Media
Journalism and Professional Writing
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Doctor of Philosophy (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)
- Master of Arts (University of Sydney)
- Watson A, Duffield L, (2016) From garamut to mobile phone: Communication change in rural Papua New Guinea, Mobile Media and Communication, 4 (2) p270
- Duffield L, (2015) Pacific Journalism Review: Twenty years on the front line of regional identity and freedom, Pacific Journalism Review, 21 (1) p18
- Duffield L, (2014) Student reporting abroad: A journalism project built on internationalisation, Pacific Journalism Review, 20 (2) p205
- Ginau M, Papoutsaki E, Watson A, Duffield L, (2011) Our neighbour's view: Australian media cover of PNG, Communication, culture and society in Papua New Guinea : yu tok wanem? p62
- Duffield L, (2011) Media skills for daily life: Designing a journalism programme for graduates of all disciplines, Pacific Journalism Review, 17 (1) p141
- Duffield L, Ianziti G, (2010) Europe and the Media: Building a New Kind of Europe : Is Mass Media the Key?, VDM Verlag
- Duffield L, (2009) Berlin Wall in the news: Mass media and the fall of the Eastern Block in Europe, 1989, VDM Verlag Publishing Group
- Duffield L, Birnie A, Challis D, (2009) Trends in online journalism: A case study approach based on 'EUAustralia Online', Record of the Communications Policy and Research Forum 2009 p56
- Duffield L, Cokley J, (2006) I, Journalist: Coping With And Crafting Media Information In The 21st Century, Pearson Education
- Duffield L, (2006) EUAustralia Online: Experimental/Pilot Online Journalism Publication . Presented at: EUAustralia Online: Experimental/Pilot Online Journalism Publication [Website/Web Exhibition]
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- The mobile phone: the new communication drum of Papua New Guinea (2011)
- Media Tamil Tigers, Terrorism and the Internet: The Cyber Interface between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and mainstream media (2009)
- Translation and news making: a study of contemporary Arabic television - Aljazeera case study (2009)
- Lost in Translation? Language policy, media and community in the EU and Australia: some lessons from the SBS (2008)
Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)
- A production based project providing an examination of the place of "street press" in society and implications for journalism practice, especially new media; demonstrated by the production of a new magazine (2011)
- Locally Significant Content on Regional Television: A case Study of North Queensland Commercial Television Before and After Aggregation (2008)
- An Examination of Communication Across Cultures in News Media and at Informal/Personal Levels; with Concentration on Relations among two Southeast Asian Countries and Europe, and those two Countries and Australia. (2002)