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Researcher: Konkes, C (Dr Claire Konkes)

Fields of Research

Media studies
Communication studies
Journalism studies
Environmental communication
Learning sciences
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Media industry studies
Impacts of tourism
History and philosophy of science
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Social change
Australian history
Environmental sociology
Cultural geography
Welfare economics
Higher education
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Professional writing and journalism practice

Research Objectives

The media
Publishing and print services
Learner and learning
Pedagogy
Workforce transition and employment
Other education and training
Understanding the impact of natural hazards caused by climate change
Socio-cultural issues in tourism
Communication
Community services
Teacher and instructor development
Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Understanding climate change
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Mornings Show', Interview with Leon Compton
A Dying Reef: Is communicating threats to Great Barrier Reef killing it too soon?; Consuming the Environment
A freelance-based foreign exchange programme: Tasmanian students’ professional development on WORLDREP; Australian Journalism Review
Are we getting better at communicating climate justice?; Imagining a Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice
Audience perspectives on paying for local news: a regional qualitative case study; Journalism Studies
Avoiding click-hate: lessons for the terror trial: Interview with David Williams
Bender’s choice: Tasmanian salmon, from farm to court
Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: Environmental Protest, Climate Science, and New/s Media; Climate Change and Journalism: Negotiating Rifts of Time
Coal versus coral: Australian climate change politics sees the Great Barrier Reef in court; Queensland Review
Does a global resurgence of local news offer hope for journalism?
Friday Forum: Interview with Leon Compton
Geert by sea
Green lawfare: environmental public interest litigation and mediatized environmental conflict; Environmental Communication
Incomplete knowledge, rumour and truth seeking: when conspiracy theories become news; Journalism Studies
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Is the Great Barrier Reef dead? Satire, Death and Environmental Communication; Media International Australia
Justice, politics and the social usefulness of news; Crime, Media, Culture: an international journal
King Island Courier newspaper publishes its last edition with no-one to take up the 'pen'
Law and Ethics for Professional Communicators
Massive corporate tantrum
Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice
Mediated visibility and public environmental litigation: the interplay between inside and outside court during environmental conflict in Australia; Laws
New Clark MP Madeleine Ogilvie’s PR tactics labelled ‘bizarre’: Interview with James Kitto
No such thing as a dead reef: communicating climate change through crisis; The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference
Radio interview
Science communication and mediatised environmental conflict: a cautionary tale; Public Understanding of Science
Sex Crimes, Cover-Ups and Conspiracy Theories; Sex and Journalism: Critical, Global Perspectives
Talking point: Journalism has never been more important
Talking Point: Treating journalism as a crime
Talking Point: When journalists are intimidated, free speech falters
The Age of Consent: News, crime and public debate
The Great Barrier Reef: News media, policy and the politics of protection; International Communication Gazette
The ‘Rosie Batty effect’ and the framing of family violence in Australian news media; Journalism Studies
What could the future of journalism look like?
When law is mightier than the pen

Research Projects

Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) for Higher Education: How do we teach what we know?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
What is knowable in science and elsewhere? A cross-disciplinary approach to distinguishing science from scientism.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
AAD-UTAS public engagement collaboration

Research Candidate Supervision