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Jocelyn Nettlefold

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Jocelyn (Joce) Nettlefold

Director, ABC-UTAS Media Literacy Project

Room 215, The Media School, Salamanca, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7481 (phone)

Jocelyn.Nettlefold@utas.edu.au

Biography

Dr Joce Nettlefold is the national Media Education Partnerships Manager at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Director of the ABC-UTAS Media Literacy Project in 2018.She is a journalist and editorial leader with more than 30 years’ experience, mostly as a reporter with ABC’s 730 Report and News. She has worked around Australia across all platforms, and in the UK.  Most recently, she was the manager of ABC Radio Hobart, leading ABC content, community engagement and stakeholder management in Tasmania.  Joce’s journalism and media leadership have been recognised by several awards, including a United Nations Peace Prize and National Resilience Award.

Research Themes

Dr Nettlefold’s research aligns to the University’s research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society.

The media and communications landscape has been transformed by digital transformation, media consolidation, political disengagement, a dramatic decline in public trusts and the rising power of technology companies.

Telling the difference between an advertisement, real news or propaganda is becoming more of a challenge in today’s fast-changing digital media landscape. The consequences of this on civil society are yet to be fully understood. What is clear though is that education and engagement are critical to ensure the future of quality journalism and information to support democracy.  The national partnership in 2018 between the ABC and the University of Tasmania aims to help equip young Australians with better critical thinking skills to navigate the complex media landscape. The ABC-UTAS Media Literacy Project will expand scholarly knowledge about media literacy and inform the production of more segments and features by the ABC which teach audience how to be critical of content they consume and build their knowledge and skills about how to participate. The focus will be on particularly on students aged 11 -16. The ABC is also planning a range of other activity to help Australians to navigate the news, including a special National Media Literacy Week in September 2018.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Awarded

PhD

Improving citizen engagement: community conversations and collaboration on ABC Local Radio

University of Tasmania

Australia

2017

Graduate Certificate (Research)

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

2013

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration   (Creative Industries) 

Australian Film and Television School

Australia

2009

Bachelor of Arts

 

RMIT

Australia

2001

Memberships

Professional practice

Member, Peter Underwood Advisory Committee for Educational Attainment

Administrative expertise

Project leadership, community engagement, media content production management.

Dr Nettlefold has also led strategic HR for an international telecommunications company and served on several not-for-profit boards.

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Fields of Research

  • Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)
  • Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training (939999)
  • The Media (950204)

Publications

Total publications

3

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Nettlefold J, 'Media literacy: A growing collaborative effort in the age of platforms', Australian Journalism Review, 40, (1) pp. 65-79. ISSN 0810-2686 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Nettlefold J, Williams K, 'Insight Five: A snapshot of Media Literacy in Australian Schools', Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania, Australia (2018) [Report Other]

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2018Williams K, Nettlefold J, 'Can you tell fact from fiction in the news? Most students can't', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 10 September 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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