[LINK] Citizen Journalism Research Job
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Apr 9 11:01:34 EST 2007
The Queensland University of Technology is advertising a research job
with Citizen Journalism (appended). This is to work with projects
such as Online Opinion <http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/> (I am on
the editorial advisory board).
Queensland is working hard at being a power in the digital media,
with their Creative Industries Precinct
<http://www.ciprecinct.qut.edu.au/>. They are hosting the 2007 China
Media Centre Conference in July <http://cea.cci.edu.au/> (I am
speaking on web design for the Beijing 2008 Olympics
>Research Associate in Digital Media and Citizen Journalism -
>Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
>A Research Associate is required to work collaboratively with a team
>of researchers on an ARC Linkage Project on digital media and
>citizen journalism. The Research Associate will be part of a
>collaborative research project based in the Creative Industries Faculty.
>This position is required to work collaboratively with a team of QUT
>and externally-based researchers in Brisbane and Sydney. Partners on
>this project include the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS),
>National Forum (publishers of On Line Opinion) and The Brisbane
>Institute. The position is for two years, and the starting salary is
>$63 285 to $72 781 pa.
>This position will involve working with an academic and industry
>team on the development of new forms of digital media that
>facilitate citizen journalism, and an investigation of their impact.
>It involves project management, management of stakeholder
>participation, development of research methodologies and performance
>metrics, and documentation of project outcomes.
>The person will work with the project team, under the direction of
>the Chief Investigators, on managing relations with external
>stakeholders, developing appropriate methodologies and performance
>metrics for embedding and evaluating online participation in
>cross-platform media environments, with a focus upon news and
>current affairs and factual programming.
>The successful applicant will have an understanding of social
>networking media, and a capacity to work collaborative across a
>range of user communities, as well as project participants in
>government, industry and media, and skills in the areas of applied
>social research, and project management.
>The Research Associate will report to the Chief Investigator at QUT
>on the project for regular supervision, and will be required to
>liaise with the Management team. This will require an ability to
>commit to interstate travel, particularly for meetings with the
>Sydney and Brisbane-based project members.
>The person should have an understanding of the broader context in
>which debates surrounding citizen journalism have gained increasing
>significance in the digital media environment. Information
>technology skills, particularly as they relate to the establishment
>and maintenance of collaborative media environments (e.g. blogs,
>wikis, social networking media) are desirable, but not essential. ...
>The closing date for applications is Friday 27 April, 2007. ...
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