Sally Young is Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. She is the current Coral Thomas Fellow at the State Library of NSW.
Sally was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (2014-17) (studying Australian newspapers) and was the lead chief investigator of an ARC Linkage project (on press photography) and an ARC Discovery project (on election reporting). She has published widely in the areas of Australian politics, media, political communication and journalism studies. Her latest book is Paper Emperors: The Rise of Australia's Newspaper Empires (UNSW Press, 2019). It is a political and corporate history of Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1941. Sally is currently working on the second volume of this history. Sally is also the co-author (with Fay Anderson) of Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia (MUP, 2016). She is the author of How Australia Decides: Election Reporting and the Media (Cambridge University Press, 2011); The Persuaders: Inside the Hidden Machine of Political Advertising (Pluto Press, 2004), From Banners to Broadcasts (National Library of Australia, 2005), and the editor of Government Communication in Australia (Cambridge University Press, 2007). Sally has also published over forty journal articles and conference papers. She is a regular media commentator on Australian politics, media and elections and wrote a monthly column for the Age between 2013-15.
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'Sworn To No Master’: A Corporate And Political History Of Australian Newspapers, 1941-202..
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Internal Research Grant
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Maintaining the momentum throughout the campaign: Role-play in political communication
D Hirst, M Riddle, S Young
Conference Proceedings | 2005 | Balance, Fidelity, Mobility: Maintaining the Momentum? Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Social And Political Sciences
Australian and New Zealand Communication Association
Australasian Political Science Association
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts (honours)
University of Melbourne