Susan Forde

Visiting Scholar

Susan Forde is Director of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and an Associate Professor of Journalism at Griffith University, Brisbane. Her newest work, ‘Journalism for Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives’ was published by Routledge in early 2017 (Hackett, Forde, Gunster and Foxwell-Norton, 2017). She is the Chief Investigator on a current Australian Research Council project investigating community representations of the Aboriginal land rights movement in Queensland. She is the author of Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media (Palgrave Macmillan); and co-author with Meadows and Foxwell of Developing Dialogues: Indigenous and Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia (Intellect). She is the founding editor with the UK’s Professor Chris Atton of a journal launched in 2015, the Journal of Alternative and Community Media. She worked as a journalist and editor in the alternative and independent media prior to joining academia.