Professor Geoffrey Craig

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Professor, Communication Studies

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 8975

Email: geoffrey.craig@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Media Studies (Wales)
  • MSc, Journalism (Columbia)
  • BA (Hons), Mass Communication (Macquarie) 

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Communication
  • Editorial Board member, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture
  • Editorial Board member, Communication Research and Practice 
  • Advisory Board member, Global Media Journal (Australian edition)
  • Advisory Board member, Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication book series
  • Member, International Communication Association (ICA)
  • Member, International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) 
  • Member, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) 

Biography:

Geoffrey joined AUT's School of Communication Studies in 2015. He most recently taught at the University of Kent in the UK and the University of Otago.

In 2017, Geoffrey received the Anne Dunn scholar of the year award given by the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association and the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia. In 2016, he received a Dean's Award for Research Excellence from the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies. 

Geoffrey's book, Performing Politics: Media Interviews, Debates and Press Conferences was published by Polity in 2016 and he is currently working on a manuscript titled Media, Sustainability and Everyday Life for Palgrave. He has published broadly across a range of international journals on topics relating to political communication, journalism, environmental communication and lifestyle politics.

Geoffrey was a journalist for Reuters before working as an academic. 

Teaching Areas:

  • Mediated Political Talk
  • Environmental Communication

Research Areas:

  • Political Communication
  • Media Interviews, Debates and Press Conferences
  • Environmental Communication
  • Lifestyle Media and Politics
  • Journalism
  • Democracy and the Public Sphere 

Current Research Projects:

Media, Sustainability and Everyday Life for Palgrave

Publications:

Books

  • (2016) Performing Politics: Media Interviews, Debates and Press Conferences. Polity.
  • (2009) Informing Voters? Politics, Media and the New Zealand Election 2008 (co-edited with Chris Rudd and Janine Hayward), Pearson.
  • (2006) Slow Living (with Wendy Parkins), Berg and UNSW Press. German translation (2008), Rotpunkt Verlag.
  • (2004) The Media, Politics and Public Life, Allen & Unwin.

Book Chapters

  • (2017) "The Evolution of Citizenship and Journalism." In Themes and Critical Debates in Contemporary Journalism. Ed. V. Rupar. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • (2016) “Conclusion.” In Forms and Functions of Political Participation in the Digital World. Eds. A. Frame and G. Brachotte. Routledge.
  • (2013) “Politicians, Journalists and Spin”, In Politics and the Media. Eds. B. Bahador, G. Kemp, K. McMillan and C. Rudd. Pearson.
  • (2011) “Debates, Town Hall Meetings and Media Interviews”, In Julia 2010: The Caretaker Election. Eds. M. Simms and J. Wanna. ANU E Press.
  • (2011) “Slow living & the temporalities of sustainable consumption” (with W.Parkins), In Ethical Consumption: A Critical Introduction. Eds. E. Potter and T. Lewis. Routledge. 
  • (2009) “Leaders’ Debate and News Media Interviews”, In Informing Voters? Politics, Media and the New Zealand Election 2008. Eds. C. Rudd, J. Hayward and G. Craig. Pearson.
  • (2009) “Mediated Politics: Introduction” (with C. Rudd and J. Hayward), In Informing Voters? Politics, Media and the New Zealand Election 2008. Eds. C. Rudd, J. Hayward and G. Craig. Pearson.
  • (2009) “Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Conclusion” (with C. Rudd and J. Hayward), In Informing Voters? Politics, Media and the New Zealand Election 2008. Eds. C. Rudd, J. Hayward and G. Craig. Pearson.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • (2018) "Sustainable Everyday Life and Celebrity Environmental Advocacy in Hugh's War on Waste." Environmental Communication.
  • (2017) Baker, S., Owen, T., Rupar, V., Myllylahti, M., Devadas, V., Craig, G., and Berti, C. "Diversity in Reporting? A study of news coverage of the 2016 New Zealand local body elections." MediaNZ. 17(1). 
  • (2016) “Reclaiming Slowness in Journalism: Critique, Complexity and Difference.” Journalism Practice. 10(4): pp. 461-475.
  • (2016) “Political Participation and Pleasure in Green Lifestyle Journalism.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 10(1): pp. 122-141.
  • (2014) “Kevin’s Predicaments: Power and Celebrity across the Political and Media Fields.” International Journal of Press/Politics. 19 (1): pp. 24-41.
  • (2013) “How does a Prime Minister Speak? Kevin Rudd’s discourse, habitus and negotiation of the journalistic and political fields.” Journal of Language and Politics. 12 (4): pp. 485-507.
  • (2010) "New Zealand environmental campaign management and news media coverage." New Zealand Journal of Media Studies. http://www.nzmediastudies.org.nz/issues.php?issue=7&title=Volume+12+No.1 
  • (2010) “Everyday Epiphanies: Environmental Networks in Eco-Makeover Lifestyle Television.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 4 (2): pp. 172-189.
  • (2010) “Dialogue and Dissemination in News Media Interviews.” Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. 11 (1): pp. 75-90.
  • (2010) “Media Interviews and Debates.” Australian Cultural History. 28 (1): pp. 39-46.
  • (2009) “Aotearoa/New Zealand Television News and Current Affairs Representations of the Environment.” Australian Journal of Communication. 36 (2): pp. 55-71.
  • (2009) “Culture and the Politics of Alternative Food Networks.” Food, Culture & Society. (With Wendy Parkins) 12 (1): pp. 77-103.
  • (2008) “Kevin Rudd and the Framing of Politics and Political Leadership in News Media Interviews.” Communication, Politics and Culture. 41 (2): pp. 84-99.
  • (2008) “Aotearoa/New Zealand print news media reportage of the environment.” Media International Australia. No. 127: pp. 152-165.
  • (2007) “Aotearoa/New Zealand environmental groups and news media relations.” Australian Journal of Communication. 34 (1): pp. 55-70.
  • (2007) "Power to the People? Lifestyle politics and public communication in New Zealand electricity grid protests." Cultural Politics. 3 (2): pp. 231-248.
  • (2007) “Moving Through Discourses: An assessment of the televised leaders’ debates in the 2005 New Zealand election.” Media International Australia. 123: pp. 18-33.
  • (2003) “Living with Spin: media and political relations in mediated public life” Southern Review. 36 (3): 83-91.
  • (2003) “New Media Technologies and the making of the new global journalist” Transformations. 7. www.cqu.edu.au/transformations
  • (2002) “The Spectacle of the Street: An analysis of media coverage of protests at the 2000 Melbourne World Economic Forum (WEF).” Australian Journal of Communication. 29 (1): 39-52.
  • (2001) "The international financial news, information and technology corporations." Southern Review. 34 (2): 4-13.
  • (2000) “The Australian Way of Life: Journalism, citizenship and the Constitutional Convention.” Journalism Studies. 1 (3): 485-497.
  • (2000) “Perpetual Crisis: The Politics of Saving the ABC” Media International Australia. 94: 105-116.
  • (1999) “Plastic Vision: an analysis of Reuters Financial Television.” UTS Review. 5 (1): 111-125
  • (1997) Editor (with Wendy Parkins) “In Search of the Public” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 11 (3).
  • (1997) “Introduction.” (with Wendy Parkins) “In Search of the Public” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 11 (3): 9-11.
  • (1997) “Princess Diana, journalism and the construction of a public: an analysis of the Panorama interview.” “In Search of the Public” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 11 (3): 12-22.
  • (1994) “Press Photographs and News Values.” Australian Studies in Journalism. 3: 182-200.
  • (1993) “Looking Twice: Thoughts on the practice of photojournalism.” Australian Journalism Review. 15 (1): 103-115.
  • (1993) “Picturing the Statement: Visual Representations of the Prime Minister's Economic Statement, February 1992.” Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media and Culture. 6 (2): 235-256.
  • (1993) “Press Photography, Digital Technology and Questions of  Representation.” Communication and Identity: Local Regional Global. Ed. Helen Borland. Canberra: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association. 111-119.

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