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Mr Paul Scott

Lecturer

School of Design Communication and IT (Communication)

Career Summary

Biography

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Qualifications

  • Master of Letters, University of Central Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
  • Graduate Diploma of Communications, NSW Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma (Adult), Northern Territory University

Keywords

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified 25
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified 25
190399 Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2005 -  Casual Journalist The Sun-Herald
Australia
1/07/1990 - 1/01/1995 Lecturer Batchelor Institute
School of Community Studies
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Journalism Education Association of Australia Journalism Education Association of Australia
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 Stockwell 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2001 Scott 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Fulton 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
2009 Scott PB, 'Gener-AL HUNT-er and collector', Kurungabaa: A Journal of Literature, History and Ideas for Surfers, 2 67-70 (2009) [C2]
2008 Scott 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]
2006 Cokley J, Patching R, Scott PB, 'Gender preference in journalism education: why sport misses out', Australian Journalism Review, 28 127-145 (2006) [C1]
2006 Scott PB, 'Chicks on Sticks in Flicks: Women, Surfing, Celluloid', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10 77-106 (2006) [C1]
2005 Skehan J, Garvey G, Scott PB, 'Reporting suicide and mental illness for Indigenous Australians', Australian Journalism Review, 27 25-42 (2005) [C1]
2005 Boissonneault 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
2003 Scott PB, 'We Shall Fight on the Seas and the Oceans...We shall: Commodification, Localism and Violence', M/C Journal, 6 Internet (2003) [C1]
2001 Stockwell S, Scott PB, 'Fair Go For Fair Reporting', Ejournalist, Vol.1, No.2,2001 ejournal (2001) [C1]
1999 Sheridan Burns L, Scott PB, 'Facing Facts: The Media, Indigenous Australia and Journalism Education', Teaching Review, 4 29-36 (1999) [C2]
1999 Sheridan Burns L, Scott PB, 'PBL Essay: The Media and Indigenous Australia', The Problem Log, IV 2-3 (1999) [C3]
1996 Scott 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)

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

Conference (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Scott PB, Jack V, '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) [E1]
2013 Queek 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
2013 Scott 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
2012 Fulton 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
2007 Boissonneault 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]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Nancy Cushing
2005 Scott PB, 'Australian Surfing Magazines: The First Wave (1961-1962)', JEA Conference 2005, Surfers Paradise (2005) [E1]
2003 Scott PB, 'Australian Surfing Magazines: Boys' Zone Adventures', Hawaii International Conference on Art and Humanities Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii (2003) [E1]
1998 Sheridan 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Scott PB, Swell Dreaming: Surfing in Australia (2004) [J1]
2003 Scott PB, Swell Dreaming: Surfing in Australia, - (2003) [J1]

Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Fulton JM, Scott P, 'Tilling the field in journalism education: results from a pilot study examining the journalism major at the University of Newcastle', ( pp.1-1). Melbourne, Vic: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Janet Fulton
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $7,356

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20071 grants / $2,727

Impact of response ability materials and first year journalism students at the University of Newcastle$2,727

Funding body: Hunter Institute of Mental Health

Funding body Hunter Institute of Mental Health
Project Team Mr Paul Scott
Scheme Response Ability Research Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187571
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20051 grants / $180

Journalism Education Association Conference,30/112005-2/12/2005$180

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Paul Scott
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186039
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,106

Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii USA 12 - 15 January 2003$2,106

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Paul Scott
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182621
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $2,343

21st Biennial General Assembly and Scientific Conference of the IAMCR, Glasgow, Scotland$2,343

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Paul Scott
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0180596
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Television News Discourse: How did coverage of the 2013 Australian Federal Election shape narratives about asylum seekers?
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013 Representations of Islam: A Comparative Study in Australian Newspapers
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2009 The Effect of Centralisation in Regional Radio: Case Study of the Super Radio Network in Northern NSW and South East Queensland
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Mr Paul Scott

Position

Lecturer
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Communication

Contact Details

Email paul.scott@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8644
Fax (02) 4921 5896

Office

Room MCG03
Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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