Donald Matheson profile

ProfessorDonald Matheson

Head of Department
Elsie Locke Building 602
Internal Phone: 95849

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests lie in journalism studies, with a particular emphasis on discourse analysis of journalists' writing practices. This interest has taken him towards researching journalism in new media, as well as historical and ethical aspects of newswriting. He is also interested in journalism sociology and in the study of alternative media.

Recent Publications

  • Matheson D. and Allan S. (2009) Digital War Reporting. Cambridge: Polity Press. 218pp.
  • Matheson D. (2005) Media Discourses: Analysing Media Texts. Maidenhead: Open University Press. 224pp.
  • Matheson D; Mair J (Ed.) (2020) Covering Covid-19: Critical, global Perspectives (special issue of Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics). Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics 17(3/4)Bury St Edmonds, UK: Abramis.
  • Moy P; Matheson D (Ed.) (2019) Voices: Exploring the shifting contours of communication. New York: Peter Lang. 260.
  • Fitch K., Matheson D. and Bourk M. (2016) Media International Australia (160): Rethinking Public Relations in the Australian and New Zealand Communication Landscape. 6-158.