Dr Caryn Coatney


Dr Caryn Coatney
NameDr Caryn Coatney
Email Addresscaryn.coatney@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Journalism)
QualificationsBA(Hons) UWA, MA Curtin, PhD Curtin
DepartmentSchool of Humanities and Communication
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Biography

Dr Caryn Coatney, Lecturer (Journalism) at the University of Southern Queensland

Degrees include:

PhD, Journalism (Curtin University)

MA, Journalism Coursework/Research (Curtin University of Technology)

BA, Honours in English Literature and History (The University of Western Australia)

Dr Caryn Coatney is the Journalism Lecturer at the Springfield campus. Caryn's role includes coordinating a wide variety of journalism and communication courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Caryn has been an award-winning investigative journalist in Australia and internationally and worked in many fields of communication extensively. She has received global awards for her research.

Her book publications include Investigative Journalism in Changing Times (editor, Routledge) and John Curtin: How He Won over the Media (Australian Scholarly Publishing). Her research articles have been published in numerous national and international journals including Journal of Australian Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Media History, Media International Australia, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies and Labour History.

Caryn has completed a research fellowship at the Australian Prime Ministers Centre in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra. Other roles include Queensland representative in the Executive Committee of the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association. Previously, Caryn lectured in journalism and the media at Curtin University.

Expertise

Caryn has written widely on the interactions and dynamics of journalism, both past and present. She is also particularly interested in leader-journalist relations within relatively new media environments.

Teaching

Caryn is a course examiner and lecturer in media law and ethics, investigative journalism, online journalism and a wide range of postgraduate, professional journalism and communication courses. She is also a Master's supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • 470105. Journalism studies

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Fellowship, Australian Prime Ministers Centre in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra.
Queensland representative, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association
Journalism and Education Research Association
BA(Hons)
UWA
1991
MA
Curtin
1997
PhD
Curtin
2011

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Feeding the world: Australia, live export and the interplay of influencePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2019
Project titleDetailsYear
University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Arts, Individual Staff Research ProjectFaculty of Arts grant2012
Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, CanberraFellowship2011
Curtin University of TechnologyMaster's degree stipend (completed)
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
Outstanding Research AwardInstitute of Business and Finance Research
Best in Session AwardInstitute of Business and Finance Research
University of Southern Queensland School-Specific Publication Excellence AwardFirst prize
Australian Postgraduate Award - PhD scholarshipAustralian Government
Curtin Research Scholarship - PhD scholarshipCurtin University of Technology
Item reviewedYear
Peer reviewer, Media History
Peer reviewer, Australian Journalism Review
Peer reviewer, First Monday journal
Peer reviewer, International Communication Association
Peer reviewer, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association
Peer reviewer, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Peer reviewer, JM Comm Journalism and Mass Communications Conference

Extra! Extra! Tabloid justice!: The news panic about a celebrity spy©

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Extra! Extra! Tabloid justice!: The news panic about a celebrity spy©." 42nd Annual Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference. Toowoomba, Australia 30 Nov - 02 Dec 2023 Australia.

Ronald Morgan (Ron) Richards (1928–2000)

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Ronald Morgan (Ron) Richards (1928–2000)." Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Shedding light on “Rough Justice”: The ABC digital story innovation team

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Shedding light on “Rough Justice”: The ABC digital story innovation team." 2023 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA 2023). Wellington, New Zealand 21 - 24 Nov 2023 New Zealand.

Golden Ages of Journalism

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Golden Ages of Journalism." 13th Australian Media Traditions Conference 2023. Toowoomba, Australia 20 - 21 Sep 2023 Australia.

Representing Trust in Digital Journalism

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Representing Trust in Digital Journalism ." Media and Communication. 11 (4), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v11i4.6982

“Here comes John Curtin”: The historical consciousness of a journalists’ hero

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "“Here comes John Curtin”: The historical consciousness of a journalists’ hero." Historical Encounters. 10 (1), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.52289/hej10.101

The future of work: how John Curtin was calling for a new cooperative work ethic 80 years ago

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "The future of work: how John Curtin was calling for a new cooperative work ethic 80 years ago." The Conversation.

Conversations with Danielle Cronin, Philip Howard and Julian Thomas

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Conversations with Danielle Cronin, Philip Howard and Julian Thomas." Coatney, Caryn (ed.) Investigative Journalism in Changing Times: Australian and Anglo-American Reporting. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 170-181

Data investigations: A humanitarian turn

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Data investigations: A humanitarian turn." Coatney, Caryn (ed.) Investigative Journalism in Changing Times: Australian and Anglo-American Reporting. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 135-149

A golden age? Myths and meaning

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "A golden age? Myths and meaning." Coatney, Caryn (ed.) Investigative Journalism in Changing Times: Australian and Anglo-American Reporting. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 16-30

Introduction

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Introduction." Coatney, Caryn (ed.) Investigative Journalism in Changing Times: Australian and Anglo-American Reporting. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 1-15

Afterword

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "Afterword." Coatney, Caryn (ed.) Investigative Journalism in Changing Times: Australian and Anglo-American Reporting. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 182-184

Investigative Journalism in Changing Times: Australian and Anglo-American Reporting

Coatney, C. (ed.) 2023. Investigative Journalism in Changing Times: Australian and Anglo-American Reporting. United Kingdom. Routledge.

‘New Forces’: How Classroom Textbooks Are Redefining Journalism

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "‘New Forces’: How Classroom Textbooks Are Redefining Journalism." Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. 78 (1), pp. 40-52. https://doi.org/10.1177/10776958221138702

'Show solidarity': Journalists’ anti-trolling networks©

Coatney, Caryn. 2022. "'Show solidarity': Journalists’ anti-trolling networks©." Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference. Australia. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.

Transforming broadcast news: Robert G.Menzies and journalists©

Coatney, C. M.. 2022. "Transforming broadcast news: Robert G.Menzies and journalists©." International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. United States. International Communication Association.

Recovering an optimistic era: Chinese-Australian journalism from the 1920s to the 1940s

Coatney, Caryn. 2021. "Recovering an optimistic era: Chinese-Australian journalism from the 1920s to the 1940s." Dewhirst, Catherine and Scully, Richard (ed.) Voices of Challenge in Australia's Migrant and Minority Press. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 83-106

“Good Australians Will Respond”: Transforming the Work Ethic in Popular Media, 1941–1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2023. "“Good Australians Will Respond”: Transforming the Work Ethic in Popular Media, 1941–1945 ." Journal of Australian Studies. 47 (1), pp. 128-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2022.2135573

Power and compassion: John Curtin's journalist relations, 1941-1945©

Coatney, Caryn. 2021. "Power and compassion: John Curtin's journalist relations, 1941-1945©." Nolan, David (ed.) 2021 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association: Communication, Authority and Power (ANZCA 2021). Melbourne, Australia 06 - 09 Jul 2021 Melbourne, Australia.

‘Amazing Stories’: Australian Newspapers and Anti-Spy Panic, 1910–1945©

Coatney, Caryn. 2022. "‘Amazing Stories’: Australian Newspapers and Anti-Spy Panic, 1910–1945© ." Media History. 28 (4), pp. 494-509. https://doi.org/10.1080/13688804.2021.1947213

Performing compassion: John Curtin and journalists, 1941-1945©

Coatney, Caryn. 2021. "Performing compassion: John Curtin and journalists, 1941-1945©." 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference: Engaging the Essential Work of Care: Communication, Connectedness, and Social Justice. Washington, United States 27 - 31 May 2021 Washington DC, United States.

Don’t feed the trolls? Emerging journalism practices for fighting anti-Semitism©

Coatney, Caryn. 2021. "Don’t feed the trolls? Emerging journalism practices for fighting anti-Semitism©." Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: an interdisciplinary journal. 13 (1), pp. 62-78. https://doi.org/10.5130/ccs.v13.i1.7421

Communicating Compassionately in a Crisis: John Curtin and Journalists, 1941-1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2020. "Communicating Compassionately in a Crisis: John Curtin and Journalists, 1941-1945." International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 10 (12), pp. 36-45. https://doi.org/10.30845/ijhss.v10n12p5

Reporting on war: Press Gallery interactions with Australian Prime Ministers, 1941-2013

Coatney, Caryn. 2020. "Reporting on war: Press Gallery interactions with Australian Prime Ministers, 1941-2013." Wake, Alex and Morieson, Lucy (ed.) Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia Conference (JERAA 2020). Melbourne, Australia 02 - 04 Dec 2020 Melbourne, Australia.

Managing the news: press gallery investigations of terrorism, 2010-2013©

Coatney, Caryn. 2019. "Managing the news: press gallery investigations of terrorism, 2010-2013©." Martin, Fiona and Van Heekeren, Margaret (ed.) 2019 Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Conference: Journalisms - Plurarity, Precarity and Possibilities. Sydney, Australia 03 - 06 Dec 2019 Sydney, Australia.

Look at things other than the rice paper umbrellas: Australian news images of Asia, 1979-2009

Coatney, Caryn. 2019. "Look at things other than the rice paper umbrellas: Australian news images of Asia, 1979-2009." Dewhirst, Catherine and Connors, Libby (ed.) 38th Australian Historical Association Conference: Local Communities, Global Networks (AHA 2019). Toowoomba, Australia 08 - 12 Jul 2019 Toowoomba, Australia.

Beyond the virtual factory: the journalist as digital manager©

Coatney, Caryn Michelle. 2019. "Beyond the virtual factory: the journalist as digital manager©." Fisher, Caroline (ed.) 2019 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Making Sense: Data, Publics & Storytelling (ANZCA 2019). Canberra, Australia 03 - 05 Jul 2019 Canberra, Australia.

The Australian Nexus: At the Center of the Storm by Randell Doyle

Coatney, Caryn. 2019. "The Australian Nexus: At the Center of the Storm by Randell Doyle ." Australian Historical Studies. 50 (1), pp. 145-146. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2019.1559442

Reporting the retreat: war correspondents in Burma by Philip Woods

Coatney, Caryn. 2018. "Reporting the retreat: war correspondents in Burma by Philip Woods." History (Washington): Reviews of New Books. 46 (3), pp. 81-81. https://doi.org/10.1080/03612759.2018.1436301

Media rhetoric of post-heroic leadership: Julia Gillard, Barack Obama and Press Gallery journalists, 2010–2013©

Coatney, Caryn. 2018. "Media rhetoric of post-heroic leadership: Julia Gillard, Barack Obama and Press Gallery journalists, 2010–2013©." Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources. 167 (1), pp. 71-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878X18766095

'Masters of the Gags': cartoonist visions of war and peace, 1941-1945©

Coatney, Caryn Michelle. 2018. "'Masters of the Gags': cartoonist visions of war and peace, 1941-1945©." McIntyre, Phillip, Goggin, Gerard, Martin, Fiona and Hutchinson, Jonathon (ed.) 2017 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement (ANZCA 2017). Sydney, Australia 04 - 07 Jul 2017 Sydney, Australia.

'Humanity can never let this happen again': remembrance, resistance and the alt-right©

Coatney, Caryn. 2017. "'Humanity can never let this happen again': remembrance, resistance and the alt-right©." Biggins, Felicity, Fulton, Janet, Koutsoukos, Christina and Scott, Paul (ed.) 2017 Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Conference: The Second Coming of Journalism? Rebirth, Resurrection, Renewal, Resistance, Resurgence. Newcastle, Australia 04 - 06 Dec 2017 Sydney, Australia.

Media rhetoric of human rights©

Coatney, Caryn. 2017. "Media rhetoric of human rights©." GSTF Journal on Media & Communications. 3 (2), pp. 21-26.

Recovering a radio ethos: how John Curtin and Franklin D. Roosevelt created conversational spaces with journalists, 1941-1945©

Coatney, Caryn. 2016. "Recovering a radio ethos: how John Curtin and Franklin D. Roosevelt created conversational spaces with journalists, 1941-1945©." McIntyre, Phillip and Fulton, Janet (ed.) 2016 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate (ANZCA 2016). Newcastle, Australia 06 - 08 Jul 2016 Newcastle, Australia.

Contemporary news management: managerial functions in journalism©

Coatney, Caryn. 2016. "Contemporary news management: managerial functions in journalism©." Allen, Lin (ed.) 5th Annual International Conference on Journalism & Mass Communications (JMComm 2016). Singapore 10 - 11 Oct 2016 Singapore. https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-3710_JMComm16.56

Curtin: a fighter for the underdog

Coatney, Caryn. 2016. "Curtin: a fighter for the underdog." Australian Prime Ministers [website].

Recovering a radio ethos: how John Curtin created conversational spaces with journalists, 1941-1945

Coatney, Caryn M.. 2016. "Recovering a radio ethos: how John Curtin created conversational spaces with journalists, 1941-1945." Global Media Journal: Australian Edition. 10 (2).

John Curtin: how he won over the media

Coatney, Caryn. 2016. John Curtin: how he won over the media. North Melbourne, Australia. Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Menzies, Fadden and Moreton's 'Youthful' Captain: the fall and rise of Australian coalition-press relations, 1939-1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2015. "Menzies, Fadden and Moreton's 'Youthful' Captain: the fall and rise of Australian coalition-press relations, 1939-1945." Queensland History Journal. 22 (11), pp. 812-828.

Communication techniques for blended learning: Barack Obama and Julia Gillard, 2010-2013

Coatney, Caryn. 2015. "Communication techniques for blended learning: Barack Obama and Julia Gillard, 2010-2013." 12th Annual Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop 2015. Denver, Colorado 07 - 08 Jul 2015 United States.

Humor as a wartime communication strategy: Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Curtin and allied journalists, 1941-1945

Coatney, Caryn Michelle. 2015. "Humor as a wartime communication strategy: Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Curtin and allied journalists, 1941-1945." 27th International Humor Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies 2015. Oakland, California 29 Jun - 03 Jul 2015 Oakland, California.

From Burma battles to 'the bright lights of Brisbane': how an Australian wartime prime minister won, lost, and recaptured American journalists’ support, 1941 to 1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2015. "From Burma battles to 'the bright lights of Brisbane': how an Australian wartime prime minister won, lost, and recaptured American journalists’ support, 1941 to 1945." Journalism History. 40 (4), pp. 229-239.

Personalising politics in a global crisis: the media communication techniques of John Curtin and Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Pacific War, 1941-45

Coatney, Caryn. 2015. "Personalising politics in a global crisis: the media communication techniques of John Curtin and Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Pacific War, 1941-45." Communication, Politics and Culture. 48 (1), pp. 66-84.

Unmasking codes of power: expanding the relatively new media to escalate war, 1941-45

Coatney, Caryn. 2014. "Unmasking codes of power: expanding the relatively new media to escalate war, 1941-45." 2014 Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Conference: Breaking the Codes - Journalism, Technology, Information and Education in the 21st Century. Sydney, Australia 24 - 27 Nov 2014 Sydney, Australia.

Staking out Australia's 'effective voice' in the world: John Curtin and the war correspondents, 1941-1945©

Coatney, Caryn. 2014. "Staking out Australia's 'effective voice' in the world: John Curtin and the war correspondents, 1941-1945©." Research Seminar 2014: School of Arts and Communication, University of Southern Queensland. Toowoomba, Australia 12 Nov 2014 Toowoomba, Australia.

War secrets: how an Australian Prime Minister developed investigative journalism techniques, 1941-1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2014. "War secrets: how an Australian Prime Minister developed investigative journalism techniques, 1941-1945." Resiliency in Investigative Journalism Conference 2014. Springfield, Australia 11 Jul 2014 Springfield, Australia.

Extending news interviews: how John Curtin influenced Australian political journalism, 1941-1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2013. "Extending news interviews: how John Curtin influenced Australian political journalism, 1941-1945." Hanusch, Folker and English, Peter (ed.) Journalism Education Association of Australia Conference (JEAA 2013): Redrawing the Boundaries: Journalism Research, Education and Professional Culture in Times of Change. Sunshine Coast, Australia 02 - 04 Dec 2013 South Australia.

Influencing international news: Robert G. Menzies and wartime journalists, 1939-1966

Coatney, Caryn. 2013. "Influencing international news: Robert G. Menzies and wartime journalists, 1939-1966." Hanusch, Folker and English, Peter (ed.) Journalism Education Association of Australia Conference (JEAA 2013): Redrawing the Boundaries: Journalism Research, Education and Professional Culture in Times of Change. Sunshine Coast, Australia 02 - 04 Dec 2013 South Australia.

John Curtin's forgotten media legacy: the impact of a wartime Prime Minister on news management techniques, 1941-45

Coatney, Caryn. 2013. "John Curtin's forgotten media legacy: the impact of a wartime Prime Minister on news management techniques, 1941-45." Labour History: a journal of labour and social history. 105 (1), pp. 63-78. https://doi.org/10.5263/labourhistory.105.0063

Great war leaders' successful media strategies for business: how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Curtin won journalists' support

Coatney, Caryn. 2012. "Great war leaders' successful media strategies for business: how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Curtin won journalists' support." Jalbert, Mercedes (ed.) Global Conference on Business and Finance (IBFR 2012). Honolulu, United States 03 - 06 Jan 2012 Hilo, HI. United States.

Successful media strategies for business: how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Curtin won journalists' support

Coatney, Caryn. 2012. "Successful media strategies for business: how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Curtin won journalists' support." Review of Business and Finance Studies. 3 (2), pp. 55-67.

Public relations techniques for leaders in a crisis: Mackenzie King and John Curtin in the Canadian-Australian War Alliance, 1941-1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2012. "Public relations techniques for leaders in a crisis: Mackenzie King and John Curtin in the Canadian-Australian War Alliance, 1941-1945." Global Media Journal. 5 (2), pp. 5-22.

John Curtin: Prime Minister and journalist

Coatney, Caryn. 2011. "John Curtin: Prime Minister and journalist." Museum of Australian Democracy.

History is theatre: the secrets to the success of the Curtin and Roosevelt mass media strategies, 1941-5

Coatney, Caryn. 2010. "History is theatre: the secrets to the success of the Curtin and Roosevelt mass media strategies, 1941-5." Melbourne Historical Journal. 38, pp. 39-56.

Read all about it: John Curtin's key to generating positive news coverage, 1941-1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2010. "Read all about it: John Curtin's key to generating positive news coverage, 1941-1945." Lunn, Julie, Baker, Janice and Gerbaz, Alex (ed.) 10th Humanities Graduate Research Conference 2009: Creative Margins. Perth, Australia 05 - 06 Nov 2009 Perth, Australia.

John Curtin and Franklin Delano Roosevelt: a cross-national case study of media agenda setting in the U.S.-Australian alliance, 1941-1945

Coatney, Caryn. 2010. "John Curtin and Franklin Delano Roosevelt: a cross-national case study of media agenda setting in the U.S.-Australian alliance, 1941-1945." Escobar-Lemmon, Maria and Nicholson, Stephen (ed.) 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference (MPSA 2010). Chicago, United States 22 - 25 Apr 2010 Bloomington, IN. United States.

Curtin is doing a splendid job: how a wartime labour Prime Minister won press support, 1941-45

Coatney, Caryn. 2009. "Curtin is doing a splendid job: how a wartime labour Prime Minister won press support, 1941-45." Oliver, Bobie (ed.) Labour history in the new century. Perth, Australia. Black Swan Press. pp. 91-101

Gazing into a kaleidoscope of world news: an insight into Australian city editors' views of some developing neighbours

Coatney, Caryn. 2008. "Gazing into a kaleidoscope of world news: an insight into Australian city editors' views of some developing neighbours." Baldwin, Janet, Baker, Janice and Fordham, Helen (ed.) 9th Humanities Postgraduate Conference (EPEC 2008): Engaging place(s)/engaging culture(s). Perth, Australia 05 - 08 Nov 2008 Perth, Australia.