Kate Holland

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6 Jun 2016

This project aimed to establish the extent and nature of reporting of violence against women by the Australian media to inform future strategies for change.

Using both quantitative (content analysis) and qualitative (critical discourse analysis) methods, the study provided a glimpse into the complexity...


24 Nov 2015


This paper provides an overview of the best available contemporary evidence on the way news and information media portray violence against women.

In the paper studies are grouped into three broad areas of inquiry: 1) media representation (how content and discourse...


12 Aug 2015

New research funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and undertaken by the University of Canberra’s News and Media Research Centre, titled 'Conversations about alcohol and pregnancy', has found that women receive and actively interpret contradictory information about the risks of drinking...

Conference paper

1 Dec 2013

The legislative framework to establish the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was passed by the Australian Parliament in March 2013. The NDIS is expected to become fully operational in 2018-19 and to provide care and support to 410,000 people with a significant and permanent disability....

Conference paper

15 Dec 2010

Online social networking sites such as Facebook have grown exponentially in recent times, yet little research has examined how the mainstream news media use the information available on these sites. This study explores how the Australian media used the social networking site Facebook in reporting...

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