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Andrea Carson


Dr Andrea Carson is a lecturer in Media and Politics at the University of Melbourne. She is also an honorary fellow at the University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism. Her main research areas are the relationship between news media and democracy; the role of investigative journalism; and political communication.

Andrea was previously a news journalist at the Age and has worked as a reporter, producer and broadcaster in radio (ABC 774, 3RRR) television (7.30 Report) and online (the Age, ABC). Before commencing her PhD, Andrea produced ABC 774’s morning radio program with Jon Faine.

She regularly contributes opinion pieces to the Age, the Conversation, the Drum, New Matilda, Crikey, the Citizen and has a regular guest commentator role on air at ABC 774.

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