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.