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Researcher: Lester, EA (Professor Libby Lester)

Research Fields

Communication and Media Studies
Media Studies
Journalism Studies
Journalism and Professional Writing
Environmental Sociology
Marketing Management (incl. Strategy and Customer Relations)
Performance and Installation Art
Communication Studies
Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Visual Arts and Crafts
Fisheries Management
Film and Television
Marketing Communications
Environmental Politics
Physical Oceanography

Research Impact

The Media
Environment
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Marketing
Communication
Political Systems
Communication Across Languages and Culture
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Social Class and Inequalities
Community Service (excl. Work)
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Heritage
Publishing and Print Services (incl. Internet Publishing)
Trade and Environment
International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An analysis of intrinsic impact and visitor engagement in the visual arts; 12th International Colloquium on Non-Profit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing
Big Tree, small news: Media access, symbolic power and strategic intervention; Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism
Climate patriots? Concern over climate change and other environmental issues in Australia; Public Understanding of Science
Complementary Problems, Competing Risks: Climate Change, Nuclear Energy and the Australian; Comparative Journalism Studies Conference
Complementary Problems, Competing Risks: Climate Change, Nuclear Energy and The Australian; Climate Change and the Media
Conference Proceedings ; Comparative Journalism Studies
Containing spectacle in the transnational public sphere; Environmental Communication
Containment and Reach: The changing ecology of environmental communication: News and new media roles; Routledge Handbook of Environmental Communication
Contesting Wilderness: Media, Movement and Environmental Conflict in Tasmania
Country Studies: Australia; Climate Change in the Media: Reporting Risk and Uncertainty
Domain: a contested landscape, Exhibition, Ten Days on the Island. Artists: Lisa Anderson, Lucy Bleach, Joy Barber, Patricia Brassington, Lindsay Broughton, Steven Carson, Linda Erceg, Ruth Frost, Megan Keating, Milan Milojevic, Brigita Ozolins, Geoff Parr, Troy Ruffels, Marie Sierra, David Stephenson, Lucia Usmiani, John Vella, Martin Walch and Paul Zika
Eco-media; Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy
Ecomedia: Of Angelic Images and Environmental Values; Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy
Edited Volume of Conference Proceedings of Imaging Nature: Media, Environment and Tourism, Cradle Mountain, 27-29 June 2004; Imaging Nature: Environment, Media and Tourism. An Interdisciplinary Conference
Environmental Conflict and the Media; Peter Lang
Environmental Protest and Tap-Dancing with the Media in the Information Age; Media and the Environment: Critical Concepts in the Environment
Environmental Protest and Tap-dancing with the Media in the Information Age; Media, Culture and Society
Environmental Reporting
Environmental Sustainability; Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
Expanding Journalism Studies in a Competitive Environment; Australian Journalism Review
Giving Ground: Media and Environmental Conflict in Tasmania; Quintus Publishing
Incomplete knowledge, rumour and truth seeking: when conspiracy theories become news; Journalism Studies
Introduction: Environmental Sustainability; Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
Journalism and Celebrity Politics; Journalism and Meaning-Making: Reading the Newspaper
Journalism research and practice in Australian Universities; Australian Journalism Review
Journalism, Reflexivity, and the Natural State; Australian Journal of Communication
Journalism, the environment and the new media politics of invisibility; Australian Journalism Review
Justice, politics and the social usefulness of news; Crime, Media, Culture: an international journal
Lost in the Wilderness? Celebrity, Protest and the News; Journalism Studies
Media and Environment
Media and Environment: Conflict, Politics and the News; Polity Press
Media and social licence: on being publicly useful in Tasmanian forests conflict; Forestry
Media and the Environment; The Media & Communications in Australia
No Images from the Forest Frontline: Invisibility in the Internet Age; Island
On Flak, Balance and Activism: The Ups and Downs of Environmental Journalism; Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World
Politics, Power and Online Protest in an Age of Environmental Conflict; Transnational Protests and the Media
Power games: environmental protest, news media and the internet; Media, Culture & Society
Power Games: Environmental Protest, News Media and the Internet; Media and the Environment: Critical Concepts in the Environment
Proceedings of Imaging Nature: Media, Environment and Tourism; Imaging Nature: Media, Environment and Tourism
Protests, Publics and Media Participation (in an Environmental Age: Between Representation and Connectivity; Routledge Handbook of Environmental Communication
Risk, uncertainty and opportunity in climate change coverage: Australia compared; Australian Journalism Review
Soft journalism, politics and environmental risk: An Australian story; Journalism
Species of the month: Anti-whaling, mediated visibility, and the news; Environmental Communication
Tasmanian tales: when celebrity falls flat
The Election that Forgot the Environment? Issues, EMOs, and the Press in Australia; International Journal of Press/Politics
The power of the unseen: environmental conflict, the media and invisibility; Media Culture and Society
Theorizing the enactment of mediatized environmental conflict; The International Communication Gazette
Three Challenges for Environmental Communication Research; Environmental Communication
Transational Protests and the Media: Toward Global Civil Society?; Transnational Protests and the Media
Transnational Protests and the Media; Peter Lang
Transnational Protests and the Media: An Introduction; Transnational Protests and the Media
Transnational publics and environmental conflict in the Asian Century; Media International Australia
Tree-Sitting in the Network Society; Environmental Conflict and the Media
Visualising Climate Change: TV News and Ecological Citizenship; Media and the Environment: Critical Concepts in the Environment
Visualizing Climate Change: Television News and Ecological Citizenship; International Journal of Communication
We Too Are Green: Public Relations, Symbolic Power and the Tasmanian Wilderness Conflict; Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy
Wilderness and the Loaded Language of News; Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy
Wilderness and the media politics of place branding; Environmental Communication

Research Projects

Changing Landscapes: Online Media and Politics in an Age of Environmental Conflict; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Europe and Australia in the World: Reporting Political, Environment and Social Change (WORLDREP); European Union (EU)
Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concerns in Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Lost in the Wilderness? Celebrity, Environmental Conflict and the News.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Media and Environmental Conflict: A Pilot Comparative Study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Transnational Environmental Campaigns in the Australia-Asian Region; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Proposal to Internationalise the Curriculum: Media and the Environment

Research Candidate Supervision

A 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
A Comparative Analysis of the Press Coverage of the Whaling Conflict in Australia and Japan in 2005-2006
Communications, Leadership, Identity and the Knitting Nannas in the Lock the Gate social movement
Future Focused Journalism- Idealism and Realism in Tasmania Post-Gunns
Hobart's Domain- An Inalienable Landscape
Hold the Presses- The Vision Unsplendid for Australian Newspapers
Hyperlocal Media, Community Participation and Social Change- A Study of Public Broadcasting and Community Conversations in the Digital Age
Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concerns in Tasmania
Lolita- Atemporal Class-Play with Tea and Cakes
Media Coverage of the Mohammed Haneef Case in a Postcolonial Context
Mega-protests vs. Mega-projects- Media, Power and Mega-hydro in Chile
Reporting the Third Afghan War- The US and NATO's War in Afghanistan 2001-2009
The Age of Consent- Media, Public Discourse Frameworks and the Last Taboo
The Experience of Early-Career Journalists in 21st Century Regional Newsrooms
The Popular Political Documentary- Case Studies of Magnetic Media
Theistic Existentialism in the Fiction of Tim Winton
To What Extent Does the Daily Print Media in Australia Aid or Hinder the Take-up of Rural Research in the Policy Development Process
Travel Journalism, Cosmopolitan Concern and the Place-Branded Environment
Victims as Media Celebrities
Wellbeing Processes in Communities and Organizations- What Works?