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Researcher Bio

Researcher:Professor EA Lester
School/Unit:Social Sciences
Commenced with Institution:1/7/2001
Commenced Current Job:15/1/2002
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Research Fields
Communication and Media Studies
Media Studies
Journalism Studies
Research Impact
The Media
Environment
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)

Research Funding

CommencedResearch TeamInitial YearDuration (Years)Funding Body/ClientTitle of ProjectTotal Cash $Total In-Kind $
University of TasmaniaProfessor BK Tranter; Professor EA Lester20133Australian Research Council: Grant-Discovery ProjectsLeadership and the Construction of Environmental Concerns in Australia181,100
University of TasmaniaProfessor EA Lester; Mr Brett Hutchins20103Australian Research Council: Grant-Discovery ProjectsChanging Landscapes: Online Media and Politics in an Age of Environmental Conflict182,000
University of TasmaniaProfessor EA Lester20071University of Tasmania: Grant-Institutional Research SchemeMedia and Environmental Conflict: A Pilot Comparative Study10,000
University of TasmaniaProfessor EA Lester20061University of Tasmania: Grant-Institutional Research SchemeLost in the Wilderness? Celebrity, Environmental Conflict and the News.6,816
University of TasmaniaDr EA Lester20051Flexible Education Unit: Projects to Internationalise the CurriculumProposal to Internationalise the Curriculum: Media and the Environment3,000

Graduate Research Supervision (Current)

CommencedDegreeSupervisionTitle
1/1/2013PhDPrimary SupervisorMega-protests vs. Mega-projects- Media, Power and Mega-hydro in Chile
25/1/2013PhDCo-SupervisorA Case Study of (Regional) Place Branding- Tasmania's Complex and Contested Identity, Public Diplomacy Dilemmas and Communication Flows in its Place Branding Strategy towards China
31/1/2013PhDPrimary SupervisorHyperlocal Media, Community Participation and Social Change- A Study of Public Broadcasting and Community Conversations in the Digital Age
11/7/2013PhDCo-SupervisorWellbeing Processes in Communities and Organizations- What Works?
15/7/2013PhDCo-SupervisorLeadership and the Construction of Environmental Concerns in Tasmania
1/8/2013MastersPrimary SupervisorHobart's Domain- An Inalienable Landscape
2/8/2013PhDPrimary SupervisorReporting the Third Afghan War- The US and NATO's War in Afghanistan 2001-2009
16/8/2013PhDPrimary SupervisorThe Age of Consent- Media, Public Discourse Frameworks and the Last Taboo
2/10/2013MastersCo-SupervisorTo What Extent Does the Daily Print Media in Australia Aid or Hinder the Take-up of Rural Research in the Policy Development Process
21/11/2013PhDCo-SupervisorCommunications, Leadership, Identity and the Knitting Nannas in the Lock the Gate social movement
1/3/2014PhDCo-SupervisorFuture Focused Journalism- Idealism and Realism in Tasmania Post-Gunns

Graduate Research Supervision (Graduands)

NameDegreeCompletedSupervisionCommencedCeasedTitle
Mitsuru KudoMasters4/4/2008Co-Supervisor19/7/200629/4/2008A Comparative Analysis of the Press Coverage of the Whaling Conflict in Australia and Japan in 2005-2006
Lynette Carline McGaurrPhD20/3/2013Primary Supervisor13/1/200919/3/2013Travel Journalism, Cosmopolitan Concern and the Place-Branded Environment
Lynette Carline McGaurrPhD20/3/2013Primary Supervisor1/3/200812/1/2009Travel Journalism, Cosmopolitan Concern and the Place-Branded Environment
Damian John McIverPhD26/7/2010Co-Supervisor1/11/200725/7/2010The Popular Political Documentary- Case Studies of Magnetic Media
Bruce John MontgomeryMasters15/5/2009Co-Supervisor1/2/200714/5/2009Hold the Presses- The Vision Unsplendid for Australian Newspapers
Sophia Abigail StaiteMasters28/8/2012Co-Supervisor11/8/20089/3/2010Lolita- Atemporal Class-Play with Tea and Cakes
Sophia Abigail StaiteMasters28/8/2012Co-Supervisor10/3/20106/8/2010Lolita- Atemporal Class-Play with Tea and Cakes
Roie ThomasMasters13/6/2008Co-Supervisor9/3/200712/6/2008Theistic Existentialism in the Fiction of Tim Winton

Career Best Publications

None Identified

Research Publications

Journal Article
Lester, EA, “Transnational publics and environmental conflict in the Asian Century”, Media International Australia, 150 pp. 167-178. ISSN 1329-878X (2014) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
McGaurr, LC and Lester, EA and Painter, J*, “Risk, Uncertainty and Opportunity in Climate Change Coverage: Australia Compared”, Australian Journalism Review, 35 (2) pp. 21-34. ISSN 0810-2686 (2013) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, L and Hutchins, B*, “The power of the unseen: environmental conflict, the media and invisibility”, Media Culture and Society, 34 (7) pp. 847-863. doi:10.1177/0163443712452772 ISSN 0163-4437 (2012) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, L and Hutchins, B*, “Journalism, the environment and the new media politics of invisibility”, Australian Journalism Review, 34 (2) pp. 19-31. ISSN 0810-2686 (2012) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “Expanding Journalism Studies in a Competitive Environment”, Australian Journalism Review, 33 (1) pp. 41-44. ISSN 0810-2686 (2011) [Non Refereed Article] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “No Images from the Forest Frontline: Invisibility in the Internet Age”, Island, 127 Summer 2011 (127 Summer 2011) pp. 36-41. ISSN 1035-3127 (2011) [Non Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “Species of the month: Anti-whaling, mediated visibility, and the news”, Environmental Communication, 5 (1) pp. 124-139. doi:10.1080/17524032.2010.542768 ISSN 1752-4040 (2011) [Refereed Article] [Detail]
Lester, L and Hutchins, B*, “Soft journalism, politics and environmental risk: An Australian story”, Journalism EJ doi:10.1177/1464884911421706 ISSN 1741-3001 (2011) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “Big Tree, small news: Media access, symbolic power and strategic intervention”, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 11 (5) pp. 589-606. doi:10.1177/1464884910373537 ISSN 1464-8849 (2010) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA and Hutchins, B*, “Power games: environmental protest, news media and the internet”, Media, Culture & Society, 31 (4) pp. 579-595. doi:10.1177/0163443709335201 ISSN 0163-4437 (2009) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA and Cottle, S*, “Visualizing Climate Change: Television News and Ecological Citizenship”, International Journal of Communication, 3 pp. 920-936. ISSN 1932-8036 (2009) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Giblett, R* and Lester, EA, Environmental Sustainability, 22 (2) pp. 289. ISSN 1030-4312 (2008) [Edited Journal] [Detail]
Giblett, R* and Lester, EA, “Introduction: Environmental Sustainability”, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 22 (2) pp. 167-170. ISSN 1030-4312 (2008) [Non Refereed Article] [Detail]
van Vuuren, K* and Lester, EA, Eco-media, 127 (May) pp. 181. ISSN 1329-878X (2008) [Edited Journal] [Detail]
van Vuuren, K* and Lester, EA, “Ecomedia: Of Angelic Images and Environmental Values”, Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, 127 (May) pp. 71-81. ISSN 1329-878X (2008) [Refereed Article] [Detail]
Hutchins, B* and Lester, EA, “Environmental Protest and Tap-dancing with the Media in the Information Age”, Media, Culture and Society, 28 (3) pp. 433-451. doi:10.1177/0163443706062911 ISSN 0163-4437 (2006) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “Journalism, Reflexivity, and the Natural State”, Australian Journal of Communication, 33 (2, 3) pp. 75-88. ISSN 0811-6202 (2006) [Refereed Article] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “We Too Are Green: Public Relations, Symbolic Power and the Tasmanian Wilderness Conflict”, Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, 121 (November) pp. 52-64. ISSN 1329-878X (2006) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “Lost in the Wilderness? Celebrity, Protest and the News”, Journalism Studies, 7 (6) pp. 907-921. doi:10.1080/14616700600980686 ISSN 1461-670X (2006) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “Wilderness and the Loaded Language of News”, Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, 115 (May) pp. 123-134. ISSN 1329-878X (2005) [Refereed Article] [Full Text] [Detail]
Book
Lester, EA and Hutchins, B*, Environmental Conflict and the Media, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 347. ISBN 978-1-433-11892-0 (2013) [Edited Book] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, Media and Environment (2013) [Revision/New Edition] [Full Text] [Detail]
Cottle, SR and Lester, EA, Transnational Protests and the Media, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 352. ISBN 978-1-4331-0985-0 (2011) [Edited Book] [Detail]
Lester, EA, Media and Environment: Conflict, Politics and the News, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp. 200. ISBN 978-0-7456-4401-1 (2010) [Authored Research Book] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, Giving Ground: Media and Environmental Conflict in Tasmania, Quintus Publishing, Hobart, pp. 189. ISBN 978-0-9775572-3-3 (2007) [Authored Research Book] [Full Text] [Detail]
Chapter in Book
**Lester, EA, “Media and the Environment”, The Media & Communications in Australia, Allen & Unwin, Stuart Cunningham and Sue Turnbull (ed), Crows Nest , NSW, pp. 321-327. ISBN 9781743311639 (2014) [Other Book Chapter] [Detail]
Hutchins, B* and Lester, EA, “Environmental Protest and Tap-Dancing with the Media in the Information Age”, Media and the Environment: Critical Concepts in the Environment, Routledge, A Hansen (ed), United Kinddom, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-0415525626 (2013) [Edited Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Hutchins, B* and Lester, EA, “Tree-Sitting in the Network Society”, Environmental Conflict and the Media, Peter Lang, Libby Lester and Brett Hutchins (ed), New York, pp. 7-21. ISBN 9781433118937 (2013) [Research Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA and Hutchins, B*, “Power Games: Environmental Protest, News Media and the Internet”, Media and the Environment: Critical Concepts in the Environment, Routledge, A Hansen (ed), United Kindgom, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-0415525626 (2013) [Edited Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA and Cottle, SR, “Visualising Climate Change: TV News and Ecological Citizenship”, Media and the Environment: Critical Concepts in the Environment, Routledge, Anders Hansen (ed), United Kindgdom, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-0415525626 (2013) [Edited Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, L, “On Flak, Balance and Activism, The Ups and Downs of Environmental Journalism”, Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World, Oxford University Press, Stephen Tanner and Nick Richardson (ed), Melbourne, pp. 221-232. ISBN 9780195518337 (2013) [Research Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
McGaurr, LC and Lester, EA, “Country Studies: Australia”, Climate Change in the Media: Reporting Risk and Uncertainty, I.B.Tauris, James Painter (ed), London, pp. 79-88. ISBN 978 1 78076 588 4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Hutchins, B* and Lester, L, “Politics, Power and Online Protest in an Age of Environmental Conflict”, Transnational Protests and the Media, Peter Lang Publishing Inc, S Cottle, L Lester (ed), New York, pp. 159-171. ISBN 978-1-4331-0986-7 (2011) [Research Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, L and Cottle, S, “Transational Protests and the Media: Toward Global Civil Society?”, Transnational Protests and the Media, Peter Lang Publishing Inc, S Cottle, L Lester (ed), New York, pp. 287-291. ISBN 978-1-4331-0986-7 (2011) [Research Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, L and Cottle, S, “Transnational Protests and the Media: An Introduction”, Transnational Protests and the Media, Peter Lang Publishing Inc, S Cottle, L Lester (ed), New York, pp. 3-16. ISBN 978-1-4331-0986-7 (2011) [Research Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Lester, EA, “Journalism and Celebrity Politics”, Journalism and Meaning-Making: Reading the Newspaper, Hampton Press, Verica Rupar (ed), Cresskill, NJ, pp. 141-157. ISBN 978-1-57273-937-6 (2010) [Research Book Chapter] [Detail]
McGaurr, LC and Lester, EA, “Complementary Problems, Competing Risks: Climate Change, Nuclear Energy and The Australian”, Climate Change and the Media, Peter Lang, Tammy Boyce and Justin Lewis (ed), New York, pp. 174-185. ISBN 978-1-4331-0461-9 (2009) [Research Book Chapter] [Full Text] [Detail]
Conference Publication
Lehman, KF and Fillis, I* and Frankham, EM and Lester, EA, “An analysis of intrinsic impact and visitor engagement in the visual arts”, Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing's (UK) 12th International Colloquium on Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing, September 6, 2013, Scotland, pp. 1-6. (2013) [Conference Extract] [Full Text] [Detail]
Rupar, V and Lester, EA, “Conference Proceedings ”, EJEL, 25-27 June 2008, Hobart (2008) [Conference Edited] [Detail]
Lester, EA and Ellis, C, “Edited Volume of Conference Proceedings of Imaging Nature: Media, Environment and Tourism, Cradle Mountain, 27-29 June 2004”, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania, June 2004, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, pp. online. (2005) [Conference Edited] [Detail]
Lester, EA and Ellis, C*, “Proceedings of Imaging Nature: Media, Environment and Tourism”, Faculty of Arts, 27-29 June 2004, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania (2005) [Conference Edited] [Detail]
Major Creative Work
Frankham, NH and Lehman, KF and Lester, EA, Domain: a contested landscape, Exhibition, Ten Days on the Island, Plimsoll Gallery, Domain House, Quens Domain Hobart, 1, pp. 1 (2013) [Curated Exhibition] [Full Text] [Detail]
Thesis
Lester, EA, “Contesting Wilderness: Media, Movement and Environmental Conflict in Tasmania” (2005) [PhD] [Detail]
Other Public Output
Lester, EA, “Tasmanian tales: when celebrity falls flat”, Crikey.com.au, Australia, 29 August (2007) [Newspaper Article] [Detail]

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