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Paul Scott: 

Qualifications: BA (Griffith), Grad Dip Comm (NSWIT), Grad Dip Education (Adult) (NTU), MLitt (CQU).

Paul is a lecturer in the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology at the UoN. He joined the Department of Communication and Media Arts in the former Faculty of Arts and Social Science in 1995.

Prior to his UoN appointment, he was a lecturer at Batchelor College (1990-1995) in the Northern Territory where he taught media production to indigenous people from remote and regional areas. He was involved in training for the Broadcasting for Remote Areas Scheme (BRACS) and worked with the ABC in the facilitation of indigenous broadcasting units in QLD, SA, WA and the NT. From 1987-1990 he was a co-ordinator at Metro Television in Sydney (now Metro Screen) where he produced and directed community and corporate productions. He began his work in media at 4ZZZ-FM in Brisbane where he worked in both the station's newsroom and as a broadcaster from 1981-1985.  

Paul has published nationally and internationally in academic journals including the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Australian Journalism Review, Journalism Education, M/C Journal, Ejournalist, Teaching Review and The Problem Log.

He has been a paid contributor for The Australian, Inside Sport, The Sydney Morning Herald and was the Newcastle correspondent for the Sun-Herald for four years. He writes a fortnightly opinion column for the Newcastle Herald and is a regular commentator on media regulatory, industrial and ethical issues on ABC and commercial radio.

Community contributions include membership of the NSW Board of Studies (Society and Culture) (1997-2000), president of the Jesmond Early Education Centre from (1998-2001) and president of Garden Suburb Primary School P&C (1999-2002). He has been a member of the National Tertiary Education Union's (Newcastle Branch) Executive since 2009 and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Journalism Education and Research Association. Since 1998, Paul has been the media manager for Newcastle's only annual international sporting event - Surfest - which sees more than 800 competitors from more than 20 countries take part in 14 different events that embrace all levels of ability.

Paul was the key contributor to the Atlas of World Surfing (HarperSports 2007) and wrote the Australian contribution to 200 Years of Surfing Literature (An Annotated Bibliography) (Timothy DeLaVega 2004)Other works include the All-Media Guide to Fair and Cross-Cultural Reporting with Stephen Stockwell (Australian Key Centre for Cutlural and Media Policy 2000). He produced a 14-part radio series Swell Dreaming (2004) for the ABC which went to air on the ABC's local radio network around the nation. It was repackaged for broadcast on Radio National and for sale in ABC retail outlets.

Paul teaches radio journalism and public affairs and communication in the Bachelor of Communication program in both Australia and at the UoN's Singapore campus. In 2008, he supervised 20 UoN students working in media at the Beijing Olympic and Beijing Paralympic Games for a total of three months in China. He has supervised approximately 20 students in their Honours year. He is currently co-supervising three PhD students in Communication.

     

                                         

Awards

2012: University of Newcastle Work Integrated Learning Award

2010: City of Newcastle Volunteer Award for Contributions to Sport Administration (Surfest)

2009: University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching (Individual)

2007: PRODI Award Best Sports Feature (All Media) "Vogue Traders" Inside Sport (October 2006)

2004: PRODI Award Best Sports Feature (Radio) "Swell Dreaming" Australian Broadcasting Corporation

1999: University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching (Team)

1999: The Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing (Tertiary Teaching and Learning):The Media and Indigenous Australians Project

Hosting The CNN Effect at the Newcastle Writers Festival, March 2015, Christina Koutsoukos, Erik Jensen, Chris Uhlman and Paul Scott

 

 

Paul hosting panel session The CNN Effect: The 24-hour news cycle and a seemingly infinite number of online options mean that consumers can get their news just about anywhere. But are there winners and losers? at The Newcastle Writers Festival, March 2015.

Left to Right: Former Compass presenter and University of Newcastle academic Christina Koutsoukos, editor of The Saturday Paper Erik Jensen and ABC chief political editor Chris Uhlmann.

Qualifications

  • Master of Letters, University of Central Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma (Adult), Northern Territory University, 05/05/1994
  • Graduate Diploma of Communications, NSW Institute of Technology, 08/05/1987
  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University, 19/04/1986

Research

Research keywords

  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Sport

Research expertise

Paul has published in national and international academic journals both collaboratively and individually in the fields of:

  • journalism,
  • media,
  • sport (particularly surfing),
  • public policy and
  • media representations of marginalised people.

Paul has carried out Australia-wide consultative journalism research projects funded by the Commonwealth that explore representations of Australian indigenous people and he has provided consultancy expertise to the Commonwealth pertinent to media and cross-cultural issues. He has presented research papers at both Australian and international conferences. Paul is a regular commentator regarding media issues on ABC and commercial radio and writes a fortnightly opinion column for the Newcastle Herald.

His current research interests include the incorporation of work integrated learning in communication programs at Australian tertiary institutions and the impact of disruptive technologies upon contemporary Australian journalism. He is a member of the Australian Journalism Education and Research Association.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
190399Journalism And Professional Writing Not Elsewhere Classified50
050299Environmental Science And Management Not Elsewhere Classified25
190299Film, Television And Digital Media Not Elsewhere Classified25

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Journalism Education Association of Australia

Appointments

Casual Journalist
The Sun-Herald (Australia)
01/01/2005

Collaboration

Journalism, work-integrated learning, sport. Working with Dr Janet Fulton on work-integrated learning for communication students.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Journalism
  • Professional Placement
  • Public Affairs and Communication
  • Radio Journalism
  • Work-Integrated Learning

Teaching expertise

Paul teaches radio journalism and public affairs and communication both at UoN'S Callaghan and Singapore campuses. He is particularly interested in providing real world experiences for students and focuses learning and assessment tasks beyond the UoN. He works with management of NBN Television, the Newcastle Herald, 2HD, 2NUR-FM and ABC1233 to ensure pedagogical relevance and industry experience for students in the Bachelor of Communication

His teaching expertise has been recognised through the following awards:

  • 2012: University of Newcastle Work Integrated Learning Award
  • 2009: University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching (Individual)
  • 1999: University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching (Team)
  • 1999: The Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing (Tertiary Teaching and Learning) The Media and Indigenous Australians Project.
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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Scott PB, Swell Dreaming: Surfing in Australia (2004) [J1]
2006Scott PB, 'Chicks on Sticks in Flicks: Women, Surfing, Celluloid', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10 77-106 (2006) [C1]
2005Skehan J, Garvey G, Scott PB, 'Reporting suicide and mental illness for Indigenous Australians', Australian Journalism Review, 27 25-42 (2005) [C1]
2006Cokley J, Patching R, Scott PB, 'Gender preference in journalism education: why sport misses out', Australian Journalism Review, 28 127-145 (2006) [C1]
2001Stockwell S, Scott PB, 'Fair Go For Fair Reporting', Ejournalist, Vol.1, No.2,2001 ejournal (2001) [C1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2000Stockwell S, Scott PB, All-Media Guide To Fair and Cross-Cultural Reporting, Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, Griffith University, Nathan, Qld, 45 (2000) [A2]

Chapter (1 outputs)

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2001Scott PB, '"On the fringe: journalism, representation and cultural competence"', Journalism Theory in Practice, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 131-146 (2001) [B2]

Journal article (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Fulton JM, Scott PB, 'Tilling the field in journalism education: Implications of a systems model approach for journalism education', Journalism Education, 2 62-75 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: JANET FULTON

2009Scott PB, 'Gener-AL HUNT-er and collector', Kurungabaa: A Journal of Literature, History and Ideas for Surfers, 2 67-70 (2009) [C2]
2008Scott PB, 'Giving Newcastle the (Surf) flick: Surfing celluloid from the (former) Steel City', Kurungabaa: A Journal of Literature, History and Ideas for Surfers, 1 12-15 (2008) [C2]
2006Cokley J, Patching R, Scott PB, 'Gender preference in journalism education: why sport misses out', Australian Journalism Review, 28 127-145 (2006) [C1]
2006Scott PB, 'Chicks on Sticks in Flicks: Women, Surfing, Celluloid', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10 77-106 (2006) [C1]
2005Boissonneault M-F, Gladstone W, Scott PB, Cushing NE, 'Grey Nurse Shark Human Interactions and Portrayals:A Study of newspaper portrayals of the Grey Nurse Shark from 1969-2003', Electronic Green Journal, Winter 2005 Online (2005) [C1]

Co-authors: NANCY CUSHING

2005Skehan J, Garvey G, Scott PB, 'Reporting suicide and mental illness for Indigenous Australians', Australian Journalism Review, 27 25-42 (2005) [C1]
2003Scott PB, 'We Shall Fight on the Seas and the Oceans...We shall: Commodification, Localism and Violence', M/C Journal, 6 Internet (2003) [C1]
2001Stockwell S, Scott PB, 'Fair Go For Fair Reporting', Ejournalist, Vol.1, No.2,2001 ejournal (2001) [C1]
1999Sheridan Burns L, Scott PB, 'Facing Facts: The Media, Indigenous Australia and Journalism Education', Teaching Review, 4 29-36 (1999) [C2]
1999Sheridan Burns L, Scott PB, 'PBL Essay: The Media and Indigenous Australia', The Problem Log, IV 2-3 (1999) [C3]
1996Scott PB, 'What do we have to know this for? The Broadcasting for Remote Aboriginal Communities Scheme and Tertiary Curricula', Australian Journalism Review, 18 25-38 (1996) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Scott PB, 'Up-to-date focus on broadcast', Australian Journalism Review (2006) [D2]

Conference (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Fulton JM, Scott P, 'Tilling the field in journalism education: results from a pilot study examining the journalism major at the University of Newcastle', Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference, Melbourne, Vic (2014)

Co-authors: JANET FULTON

2014Scott PB, 'Juggling print and online editions: exploring the factors behind the development and allocation of editorial content for the Newcastle Herald┬┐s print and online publications┬┐', Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference, Swinburne University, Melbourne (2014)
2013Queek J, Fulton JM, Scott P, 'From both sides of the line: A case study of Singaporean and Malaysian print media during the Pedra Branca territorial dispute', Journalism Education Association of Australia Conference (refereed abstract), Sunshine Coast, QLD (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: JANET FULTON

2013Scott P, Fulton JM, 'Try before you buy?: The changing nature of internships in journalism', Journalism Education Association of Australia Conference (refereed abstract), Sunshine Coast, QLD (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: JANET FULTON

2012Fulton JM, Scott PB, 'Tilling the field in journalism education', Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: JANET FULTON

2007Boissonneault M-F, Gladstone W, Scott PB, Cushing NE, 'Grey nurse shark human interactions and portrayals: A study of newspaper portrayals of the grey nurse shark from 1969-2003', Animals and Society II: Considering Animals. Handbook, Hobart (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: NANCY CUSHING

2005Scott PB, 'Australian Surfing Magazines: The First Wave (1961-1962)', JEA Conference 2005, Surfers Paradise (2005) [E1]
2003Scott PB, 'Australian Surfing Magazines: Boys' Zone Adventures', Hawaii International Conference on Art and Humanities Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii (2003) [E1]
1998Sheridan Burns L, Scott PB, 'The Media & Indigenous Australians Project: Time to Act', Time for Journalism, Sydney, NSW (1998) [E1]
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Creative Work (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Scott PB, Swell Dreaming: Surfing in Australia (2004) [J1]
2003Scott PB, Swell Dreaming: Surfing in Australia, - (2003) [J1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$7,356

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2007 (1 grants)

Impact of response ability materials and first year journalism students at the University of Newcastle$2,727
Funding Body: Hunter Institute of Mental Health

Project Team
Mr Paul Scott
SchemeRole
Response Ability Research SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,72720072007
GNo:G0187571

2005 (1 grants)

Journalism Education Association Conference,30/112005-2/12/2005$180
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Paul Scott
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18020052005
GNo:G0186039

2002 (1 grants)

Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii USA 12 - 15 January 2003$2,106
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Paul Scott
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,10620022002
GNo:G0182621

1998 (1 grants)

21st Biennial General Assembly and Scientific Conference of the IAMCR, Glasgow, Scotland$2,343
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Paul Scott
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,34319981998
GNo:G0180596
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.5

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Co-SupervisorConstructing Asylum Seeker Discourse: Political Rhetoric in Media Reporting
20132017PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Co-SupervisorRepresentations of Islam: A Comparative Study in Australian Newspapers
20092015PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Co-SupervisorEffect of Centralisation on Regional Radio: Case Study of the Super Radio Network (SRN) in Northern NSW and South East Queensland
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Mr Paul Scott

Work Phone(02) 4921 8644
Fax(02) 4921 5896
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCommunication
Office
MCG03,
McMullin,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/paul-scott