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Dr Kathryn Bowd

Telephone +61 8 8313 5617
Position Senior Lecturer in Media
Email kathryn.bowd@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4341
Building Napier Building
Floor/Room 9 06
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Media

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Biography/ Background

Kathryn Bowd is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, with a focus on teaching and research in journalism.

She has 14 years' experience as a journalism educator and researcher, and before that worked as a newspaper journalist in Australia and the UK for 17 years.

Her PhD research focused on relationships and interactions between communities and local newspapers in regional areas of Australia, and her research interests include local/regional news media, professional practice in journalism and the impact of changing technologies on news media.

Qualifications

PhD, University of South Australia. Thesis title: Local voice, local choice: Australian country newspapers and notions of community

MA (Journalism), University of South Australia

BA (Hons), Deakin University

Research Interests

Non-metropolitan news media; news media and social capital; news media and community; journalism practice; impact of change on news media

Publications

Refereed publications:

Hess, K. & Bowd, K. (2015). Friend or foe? Regional newspapers and the power of Facebook. Media International Australia, 156, 19-28.

Bowd, K. (2014). Eroding the connection? Web 2.0 and non-metropolitan newspaper journalists. Australian Journalism Review, 36(1), 57-68.

Bowd, K. (2012). Considering the consequences: Australian country newspapers and news impact on communities. Rural Society, 21(1).

Bowd, K. (2011). Reflecting regional life: localness and social capital in Australian country newspapers. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(2), 72-91.

Bowd, K., Chia, J., & Richards, I. (2011). Community and connection in regional Australia and Canada: Regional media as a catalyst for social capital development. Paper presented to Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, July.

Richards, I., Chia, J., & Bowd, K. (2011) When communities communicate: rural media and social capital. Australian Journalism Review, (33)1, 97-106.

Bowd, K. (2009). ‘Did you see that in the paper': country newspapers and perceptions of local 'ownership'. Australian Journalism Review, 31(1), 49-61.

Bowd, K. (2007). A voice for the community: local newspaper as local campaigner. Australian Journalism Review, 29(2), 77-89.

Bowd, K. (2006). Intersections of community and journalism in Singapore and Australia, AsiaPacific Media Educator, 17.

Bowd, K. (2005). Country newspaper journalists' perceptions of the influence of ‘localness' on professional practice. Australian Journalism Review, 27(2).

Bowd, K. (2004). Interviewing the interviewers: Methodological implications of journalists as research subjects. Australian Journalism Review, 26(2).

Bowd, K. (2003). How different is "different"? Australian country newspapers and development journalism. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 14, 117-130.

Bowd, K. (2002). Left in technology's wake? Codes of ethics and online news. Australian Journalism Review, 24(2), 41-59.

Conference papers:

Bowd, K. (2014). More or less local: changing depictions of regional identity on newspaper front pages. Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia conference, Sydney.

Hess, K., & Bowd, K. (2014). Friend or foe?: regional newspapers and the power of Facebook. Australia and New Zealand Communication Association conference, Melbourne, Victoria.

Bowd, K. (2013). Left behind or making their own way?. Journalism Education Association of Australia conference, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Bowd, K. (2010). Reflecting regional life: localness and social capital in Australian country newspapers. Journalism Education of Australia conference, Sydney, NSW.

Richards, I., Bowd, K. & Chia, J. (2010). When communities communicate: rural media and social capital. Journalism Education of Australia conference, Sydney, NSW.

Bowd, K. (2009). Keeping it local: Australian country newspapers and the changing media landscape. Journalism Education Association of Australia conference, Perth, WA.

Richards, I., Bowd, K., & Green, K. (2008). Blurring the boundaries: when talkback becomes news. International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Media and Global Divides, Stockholm, Sweden.

Bowd, K. (2007). A voice for the community: local newspaper as local campaigner. Conference paper, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences Research Forum, University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Green, K., Richards, I., & Bowd, K. (2007). Reporting Diversity: Journalism in Multicultural Australia. International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Paris, France.

Bowd, K. (2006). Journalism and the notion of community in Singapore and Australia. Conference paper, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre conference, Penang, Malaysia.

Bowd, K., Green, K., & Richards, I. (2006). Reporting multiculturalism in Australia, International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Bowd, K. (2005). Country newspaper journalists' perceptions of the influence of ‘localness' on professional practice. Conference paper, Journalism Education Association conference, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Bowd, K. (2004). Interviewing the interviewers. Conference paper, Journalism Education Association conference, Suva, Fiji.

Bowd, K. (2003). How different is "different"? Conference paper, Journalism Education Association conference, Sydney.

Bowd, K., & Richards, I. (2002). Country newspapers: focusing on community. Conference paper, Journalism Education Association conference, Hong Kong.

Bowd, K., (2001). Left in technology's wake? Codes of ethics and online news. Conference paper, Journalism Education Association conference, Perth.

Bowd, K., (1996). The new news media: do they have a future? Conference paper, Journalism Education Association conference, Geelong, Victoria, December.

Professional Associations

Vice-President (Awards), Journalism Education Association of Australia

Community Engagement

Associate Editor, Australian Journalism Review

Member of Advisory Panel for "Mindframe for Journalism and Public Relations Education"

Member of Radio Adelaide advisory committee

South Australian Media Awards judge 2004-2013

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesMedia & Journalism
Expertisenewspaper journalism; non-metropolitan news media; journalism practice; social capital and journalism; role of news media in regional areas

Entry last updated: Sunday, 24 Jan 2016

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