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Dr Caryn Coatney

Dr Caryn Coatney
Name Caryn Coatney
Position Lecturer (Journalism)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office A423
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4609
Extension 4609
Email
Qualifications BA(Hons) UWA , MA Curtin , PhD Curtin

Dr Caryn Coatney, Lecturer (Journalism) Degrees include: PhD, Journalism and History (Curtin University) MA, Journalism ¿ Coursework/Research (Curtin University) BA Double Honours in English Literature and History (The University of Western Australia) BA in English Literature, History, Politics and Philosophy (The University of Western Australia) Dr Caryn Coatney is the Journalism Lecturer at our Springfield campus. Caryn's role includes coordinating a wide variety of journalism courses in the Bachelor's and Master's programs. She is a PhD and Doctor of Professional Studies supervisor. Caryn has been an award-winning investigative journalist in Australia and internationally and worked in many fields of communication since 1990. She has received global awards for her research. Book publications include John Curtin: How He Won over the Media (Australian Scholarly Publishing), Contemporary State Terrorism: Theory and Practice (book project manager and editing, Routledge), Journalism and Mass Communications (Global Science & Technology Forum, Singapore), "'Curtin is doing a splendid job:' How a wartime prime minister won press support," Labour History in the New Century (Black Swan Press) and Diesel and Dust (main editor, World of Energy WA). Other publications include several articles published in leading journals including Journalism History, Communication, Politics & Culture, the Journal on Media & Communications, the Global Media Journal - Australian and Canadian editions, Media Information Australia, Labour History and the Review of Business and Finance Studies. Previously, Caryn lectured in journalism, history, politics and the media at Curtin University. She 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, and program committee member of the Annual International Conference on Journalism & Mass Communications.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified ( 190399 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 430399 )
  • Creative And Professional Writing not elsewhere classified ( 360299 )

Research interests
Education:

- Doctor of Philosophy (Journalism and History - highest university result), School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University.

- Master of Arts in Journalism (Coursework/Research) , Curtin University.

- Bachelor of Arts with Double Honours (English Literature and History), Faculty of Arts, The University of Western Australia.

- Bachelor of Arts (English Literature, History, Politics, Philosophy), Faculty of Arts, The University of Western Australia.

Caryn's research interests include leadership media strategies, political communication, the media and political representation of war, international news coverage, journalism history, journalism ethics, and new media.

Professional memberships
- Fellowship at the Australian Prime Ministers Centre in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra.

- Reviewer, The Institute for Business and Finance Research, based in Hawaii, USA.

Caryn is a peer reviewer for the group of A-ranked international academic journals published by The Institute for Business and Finance Research including:

- The International Journal of Business and Finance Research

- International Journal of Management and Marketing Research

- Global Journal of Business Research

- Business Education and Accreditation

- Review of Business and Finance Case Studies

- Accounting and Taxation

Industry affiliations
- Book project manager, consultant and editing for Routledge for Contemporary State Terrorism: Theory and Practice.
- Executive Committee Member (Queensland Representative), Australia and New Zealand Communication Association.
- Program Committee Member, Journalism & Mass Communication Conference.
- Conference presenter, session chair and peer reviewer, Journalism Education and Research Association Conference.
- Member, Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia.
- Member, Australasian Humour Studies Network.
- Member, Online Learning Consortium.
- WA Media Award for community leadership.

Currently teaching courses/programs
PhD and Doctor of Professional Studies supervisor (Journalism).

Master's journalism degree supervisor.

Course examiner/ Lecturer in:

- JRN8004 Specialised Reporting (Master's course).

- JRN8001 Analytical and Opinion Writing (Master's course).

- JRN3005 Journalists and Power.

- JRN3001 Online Journalism.

- JRN2008 History of Journalism.

- JRN2006 Media Law and Ethics.

Lecturer in:

- JRN2001 Photojournalism and Editorial Design.

- JRN2000 News Reporting.

- JRN1020 Journalism Practice.

Moderator in:

- JRN3003 Feature Writing.

- JRN2007 Audiovisual Journalism.

- JRN2001 Photojournalism and Editorial Design.

- JRN2000 News Reporting.

- JRN1020 Journalism Practice.

- JRN1010 News Literacy.

Caryn has been working in journalism, the media and communications at the international, national and state levels for many years. This includes being an international news editor, US news editor, Sydney news bureau manager, staff writer, broadcast reporter and photographer for international Pulitzer Prize-winning media organisations, based in Boston. She has been a news reporter, sub-editor and photographer for The West Australian Newspaper Group, where she won the WA Media Award for community leadership. Caryn's other roles include being a government communications coordinator and communications officer. Before joining USQ, Caryn lecturer in journalism, the media, politics, history and international relations at Curtin University in Perth, WA.

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Administrative responsibilities
- PhD and Doctor of Professional Studies supervisor.

- Master's supervisor.

- Journalism Lecturer and Course Examiner.

- Journalism Conference Coordinator, USQ Springfield

Research most recent
• Coatney, C. “Book Review: The Australian Nexus (Randall Doyle),” Australian Historical Studies, vol. 50, 2019, pp. 145-146.
• Coatney, C. “Managing the news: press gallery investigations of terrorism, 2010-2013,”© Journalism Education and Research Association Annual Conference. University of Sydney, 3-6 December 2019.
• Coatney, C. “‘Look at things other than the rice paper umbrellas’: Australian journalists’ images of Asia, 1979–2009,”© Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2019. University of Southern Queensland, 8-12 July 2019.
• Coatney, C. “Beyond the Virtual Factory: The Journalist as Digital Manager,”© Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2019. Canberra: Museum of Australian Democracy, 3- 5 July 2019.
• Coatney, C. “Media rhetoric of post-heroic leadership: Julia Gillard, Barack Obama and press gallery journalists, 2010-2013,” Media International Australia, vol. 67, 2018, pp. 71-87.
• Coatney, C. “Book Review: Reporting the Retreat (Philip Woods),” History: Review of Books, vol. 46, 2018.
• Coatney, C. “Media Rhetoric of Human Rights,” Journal on Media & Communications, vol. 3, no. 2, 2017, pp. 21-26.
• Coatney, C. “Recovering a Radio Ethos: How John Curtin Created Conversational Spaces with Journalists, 1941-1945,” Global Media Journal – Australian edition, 2016, vol. 10, no. 2.
This article won the best paper representing the journalism stream in the special journal edition for the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association.
• Coatney, C. “Curtin: A Fighter For The Underdog©” Canberra: Australian Prime Ministers Centre,” 2016, http://primeministers.moadoph.gov.au/collections/curtin-a-fighter-for-the-underdog.
• Coatney, C. “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 & Culture, vol. 48, no. 1, 2015, pp. 66-84.
• Coatney, C. “From Burma Battles to ‘the Bright Lights of Brisbane:’ How an Australian Wartime Prime Minister Won, Lost and Recaptured American Journalists’ Support,” Journalism History, Ohio University, vol. 40, no. 4, 2015, pp. 229-239.
This article won the Publication Excellence Award, University of Southern Queensland.
• Coatney, C. “John Curtin’s Forgotten Media Legacy: A Wartime Prime Minister's Impact on News Management Techniques, 1941-45,” Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History, vol. 105, 2013, pp. 63-92.
• Coatney, C. “Public Relations Techniques for Leaders in a Crisis: Mackenzie King and John Curtin in the Canadian-Australian War Alliance, 1941-1945,” Global Media Journal – Canadian edition (English and French editions), vol. 5, no. 2, 2012, pp. 5-22.
• Coatney, C. “Successful Media Strategies for Business: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Curtin Won Journalists’ Support,” Review of Business and Finance Case Studies, vol. 3, no. 2. 2012, Hilo, Hawaii: The Institute for Business and Finance Research.
This article won the Outstanding Research Award from The Institute for Business and Finance Research.
• Coatney, C. “Great War Leaders’ Successful Media Strategies for Business: How Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Curtin Won Journalists’ Support,” Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings, Hawaii: The Institute for Business and Finance Research, vol. 7, no. 1, 2012.
• This article won the Best in Session Award at the Global Conference on Business and Finance.
• Coatney, C. “John Curtin: Prime Minister and Journalist. Museum of Australian Democracy: Canberra,” 2011, http://moadoph.gov.au/prime-ministers/research-program/recent-research.
• Coatney, C. “John Curtin and Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Cross-National Case Study of Media Agenda Setting in the U.S.-Australian Alliance, 1941-1945,” 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference. Chicago: Midwest Political Science Association, 2010.


Research most notable
Coatney, C. “Media rhetoric of post-heroic leadership: Julia Gillard, Barack Obama and press gallery journalists, 2010-2013,” Media International Australia, vol. 67, 2018, pp. 71-87.

Coatney, C. John Curtin: How He Won Over the Media, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, 2016.

Coatney, C. "Contemporary News Management: Managerial Functions in Journalism," in L. Allen (ed.), 5th Annual Conference in Journalism & Mass Communications (JMComm), Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore, 2016, pp. 153-161.

Coatney, C. “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 & Culture, Melbourne: RMIT University, vol. 48, no. 1, 2015, pp. 66-84.

Coatney, C. “From Burma Battles to ‘the Bright Lights of Brisbane:’ How an Australian Wartime Prime Minister Won, Lost and Recaptured American Journalists’ Support,” Journalism History, Ohio University, vol. 40, no. 4, 2015, pp. 229-239.
This article won the Publication Excellence Award, University of Southern Queensland.

Coatney, C. “John Curtin’s Forgotten Media Legacy: A Wartime Prime Minister's Impact on News Management Techniques, 1941-45,” Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History, vol. 105, 2013, pp. 63-92.

Coatney, C 2010, "'Curtin is Doing a Splendid Job: How a Wartime Labor Prime Minister Won Over the Press,'" in B. Oliver (ed.), Labour History in the New Century, Black Swan Press, Perth, pp. 91-101.

AWARDS/GRANTS

Research Fellowship, Australian Prime Ministers Centre at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Old Parliament House, Canberra.

University of Southern Queensland Publication Excellence Award - First Place, School of Arts and Communication.

Outstanding Research Award, Global Conference on Business and Finance Research, The Institute for Business and Finance Research.

Best papers collection, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Special Edition in the Global Media Journal - Australia Edition.

Best in Session Award, Global Conference on Business and Finance Research, The Institute for Business and Finance Research.

University of Southern Queensland Individual Staff Research Plan.

Curtin University Research Scholarship.

Australian Postgraduate Award.

Curtin University research stipend.


Publications in ePrints

Coatney, Caryn (2021) ‘Amazing Stories’: Australian newspapers and anti-spy panic, 1910–1945©. Media History. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1368-8804

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.

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

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. ISSN 2220-8488

Coatney, Caryn (2020) Reporting on war: Press Gallery interactions with Australian Prime Ministers, 1941-2013. In: Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia Conference (JERAA 2020), 2-4 Dec 2020, Melbourne, Australia.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified ( 190399 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 430399 )
  • Creative And Professional Writing not elsewhere classified ( 360299 )