Lecturer, Journalism, Media and Communications, University of Tasmania
Claire Konkes lectures in Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Tasmania. Her research interests include how news media informs public opinion about environmental policy and how reporting on legal matters informs public debate. Before joining UTas in 2010, Claire worked as a journalist and her work has appeared in several publications, including The Australian and The Monthly. Before journalism, she worked with a number of environmental NGOs, including the Tarkine National Coalition and Bush Heritage Australia.
Changing Landscapes: Media’s challenges and opportunities for environmental policy
Media, especially news media, has long played a key strategic role for raising public awareness and promoting policy about the environment. The changing media landscape means that those seeking to promote conservation, and environmental matters more broadly, are facing new opportunities and challenges to getting their message out there – and to mobilise public and […]