EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Breaking silences: Media and the Child Abuse Royal Commission
This project aims to analyse the role of media, journalism and social media activism in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2013 to 2017). By focusing on the nexus between media and commissions of inquiry in the digital era, the project is investigating the impacts of a rapidly changing media environment on this national "listening" exercise.
This project uses a case study approach to critically analyse the role of transitioning local, national and social media in triggering, reporting on and keeping alive the findings of the Royal Commission.