Caroline Fisher

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Former affiliations

University of Canberra

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Dr Caroline Fisher is an Associate Professor of Communication and Discipline Lead of journalism at the University of Canberra. She is Deputy Director of the News and Media Research Centre and co-leader of the annual Digital News Report: Australia. 

Prior to academia Caroline Fisher was a reporter, presenter and producer for ABC News and Radio National, and spent three years as a ministerial media adviser to Anna Bligh in the Queensland government. Caroline is a recognised commentator on journalism, media and politics. She completed her PhD in 2014 which examined the career transition between journalism and parliamentary media advising. 

Areas of Teaching

Dr Fisher teaches journalism and political communication. Units currently taught by Dr Fisher are:

  • Street Stories - 11086
  • Advocacy and Influence: Shaping Public opinion 11091

 Research Interests

  • Trust in news
  • News consumption
  • Regional journalism
  • Political Public Relations

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Canberra

Nov 2010Nov 2013

Award Date: 7 Mar 2014

Master, Charles Sturt University

Feb 1993Jul 1994

Bachelor, University of New South Wales



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