JERAA Postgraduate Scholarship

The Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia has historically offered a small scholarship to help cover the costs for a postgraduate student at an Australian educational institution to attend the JERAA Conference.

This scheme is currently in hiatus.


2016 Nicole Gooch, Monash University

Paper: “Environmental risks and the media – a case study of two mining disasters: Brazil’s Samarco and New Caledonia’s Goro”.

This paper examines two examples of environmental disasters and the politics behind the media’s coverage of the risks linked to those mining operations before and after the accidents. It then asks how this coverage influenced public perception of environmental risks, and proposes a new framework for environmental journalism, that, in combination with political ecology, questions power relationships, development theories and the unpredictable nature of so-called ‘accidents’.

2014: Gordon Farrer, RMIT University

2014: Ian Watson, Griffith University

Gordon and Ian presented their papers at the 2014 conference hosted by the University of Technology Sydney.

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