DR David Nolan

DR David Nolan


  • Journalism Theory and Practice (Journalism; Practice; Media Theory)
  • Media production (Journalism; practice; regulation; institutions; political economy; news culture.)
  • Media, politics and governance; (Media Theory; Social and Political Theory; Politics and Governance; Representation; Governmentality.)



  • Dr David Nolan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications. His work focuses on journalism studies and the changing role played by media in social and political relations. Among his current research projects is work that focuses on the problem of understanding contemporary change in journalism in an historical light; critical analysis of media transformation in contemporary China; and the role performed by media in the politics and practice of contemporary humanitarianism. David also recently led a Centre for Advancing Journalism research project focussing, through critical media analysis and a practically oriented intervention, on the question of how media representations of Sudanese Australians might be improved. His work has been publishes in numerous leading international journals, and he is also on the editorial board of the journal Communication, Politics and Culture.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2003
  • BA (Hons), The University of Manchester 1995
  • BA (hons), The University of Manchester 1995



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