Jock Given researches, writes and teaches about media and communications policy, business, law and history. He writes regularly for Inside Story and his radio documentaries ‘Crawfords: Television for the People’ and ‘Empire State: Ernest Fisk and the World Wide Wireless’ were broadcast by ABC Radio National’s Hindsight program in 2014 and 2012. Since 2007 he has been professor of media and communications at Swinburne University’s Institute for Social Research where he teaches Media Law and is managing an ARC Discovery Project about radiofrequency spectrum management.
His work has been published in Australian Journalism Review, Business History, Telecommunications Policy, Studies in Australasian Cinema and the Historical Records of Australian Science. Jock previously worked as Director of the Communications Law Centre, Policy Advisor at the Australian Film Commission and Director, Legislation and Industry Economics in the federal Department of Transport and Communications.