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Lyn McGaurr

Lyn McGaurr

University Associate
Journalism, Media and Communications
School of Social Sciences

Room 402, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2974 (phone)

Lyn.Mcgaurr@utas.edu.au

Achievements

Lyn McGaurr completed a PhD in Journalism, Media and Communications at UTAS in 2013. She originally became interested in media and the environment during Tasmania's Franklin dam protests, when she was employed as a researcher and trainee reporter in the Hobart office of the ABC. In later years she worked as an editor for book publishers Lonely Planet and Penguin. She has also been a magazine journalist, guidebook writer, corporate communicator, media relations manager and academic researcher. In 1997 her interest in media and the environmental was reignited by events surrounding negotiations over the Kyoto Protocol, and in 2006 she enrolled part time in the inaugural Journalism, Media and Communications Honours program at UTAS.

Her Honours thesis surveyed coverage of climate change and nuclear energy in the Australian newspaper before, during and after the release of the 2007 IPCC report.  Recognising that UTAS was building a strong international reputation in environmental journalism studies, Lyn then chose to pursue postgraduate research in Tasmania. Her PhD thesis, entitled 'Travel Journalism, Cosmopolitan Concern and the Place-Branded Environment', considers the extent to which international travel journalism is a contested site, how it affects global representations and flows of cosmopolitan concern, and how it impacts on the brands of tourism destinations experiencing environmental conflict.

Lyn's research publications can be accessed here via WARP

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Fields of Research

  • Journalism Studies (190301)
  • Media Studies (200104)
  • Communication and Media Studies (200199)
  • Communication Studies (200101)
  • Environmental Sociology (160802)
  • Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)

Research Objectives

  • Communication (950299)
  • The Media (950204)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Crime Prevention (940402)
  • Trade and Environment (960707)
  • The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) (950105)
  • Civics and Citizenship (940201)

Publications

Total publications

29

Journal Article

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017McGaurr LC, Lester EA, 'Environmental Groups Treading the Discursive Tightrope of Social License: Australian and Canadian Cases Compared', International Journal of Communication, 11 pp. 3476-3496. ISSN 1932-8036 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Lester EA

2016McGaurr L, 'The photography of debate and desire: Images, environment and the public sphere', Ethical Space, 13, (2/3) pp. 16-33. ISSN 1742-0105 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016McGaurr L, Tranter B, Lester L, 'Environmental leaders and Indigenous engagement in Australia: a cosmopolitan enterprise?', Conservation and Society, 14, (3) pp. 254-266. ISSN 0972-4923 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.191163 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Tranter B; Lester L

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2015McGaurr L, Tranter B, Lester L, 'Wilderness and the media politics of place branding', Environmental Communication, 9, (3) pp. 269-287. ISSN 1752-4032 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2014.919947 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Tranter B; Lester L

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2014Lester L, McGaurr L, Tranter B, 'The Election that Forgot the Environment? Issues, EMOs, and the Press in Australia', International Journal of Press/Politics, 20, (1) pp. 3-25. ISSN 1940-1620 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1940161214552030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lester L; Tranter B

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2013McGaurr LC, Lester EA, Painter J, 'Risk, uncertainty and opportunity in climate change coverage: Australia compared', Australian Journalism Review, 35, (2) pp. 21-34. ISSN 0810-2686 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Lester EA

2012McGaurr L, 'The Devil May Care: Travel journalism, cosmopolitan concern, politics and the brand', Journalism Practice, 6, (1) pp. 42-58. ISSN 1751-2794 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2011.622907 [eCite] [Details]

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2009McGaurr LC, 'Travel Journalism and Environmental Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Perspective', Journalism Studies, 11, (1) pp. 50-67. ISSN 1461-670X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14616700903068924 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Tranter B, Lester L, McGaurr L, 'Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concerns', Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom ISBN 978-1-137-56583-9 (In Press) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Tranter B; Lester L

2015McGaurr LC, 'Environmental Communication and Travel Journalism: Consumerism, conflict and concern', Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 194. ISBN 9781138775251 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014McGaurr L, 'Your Threat or Mine? Travel Journalists and Environmental Problems', Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, Folker Hanusch and Elfriede Fursich (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 231-248. ISBN 9781137325976 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013McGaurr LC, 'No so soft? Travel journalism, environmental protest, power and the internet', Environmental Conflict and the Media, Peter Lang, Libby Lester and Brett Hutchins (ed), United States, pp. 93-104. ISBN 9781433118937 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013McGaurr LC, Lester EA, 'Country Studies: Australia', Climate Change in the Media: Reporting Risk and Uncertainty, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, James Painter (ed), London, pp. 79-88. ISBN 978 1 78076 588 4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Lester EA

2009McGaurr LC, Lester EA, 'Complementary Problems, Competing Risks: Climate Change, Nuclear Energy and The Australian', Climate Change and the Media, Peter Lang, Tammy Boyce and Justin Lewis (ed), New York, pp. 174-185. ISBN 978-1-4331-0461-9 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Lester EA

Conference Publication

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015McGaurr LC, 'Searching National Geographic', Conference on Communication and Environment, 11-14 June, Boulder Colorado (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014McGaurr LC, 'Journalism versus the information bubble on National Geographic dot com', Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Conference, 24-27 November, University of Technology Sydney (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2013McGaurr LC, 'Working the Web: Artists, Environment and the New York Times', Journalism Education Association of Australia conference, 2-4 December, Sunshine Coast (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013McGaurr LC, 'Travel Journalism, the Environment and Imagined Communities of Risks', International Association of Media and Communications Researchers Conference, 25-29 June, Dublin (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2012McGaurr LC, 'From Wild to Mild: The Changing Discourse of Tasmanian Ecotourism in an Era of Environmental Conflict', Imaging Nature II, 20-22 June, Tarraleah, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011McGaurr LC, 'Travel Journalists and Environmental Conflict: Working the Web on the Path to Print', Environmental Politics and Conflict in an Age of Digital Media Symposium, 17-18 November, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2009McGaurr LC, 'Putting the Globe in the Sphere: Climate Change Scientists in the Public Sphere', Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference 2009, July, Brisbane, pp. 1296-1312. ISBN 978-1-74107-275-4 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009McGaurr LC, 'Travel Journalism and Environmental Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Perspective', Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Conference, 8-10 July, Brisbane Queensland (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2008McGaurr LC, Lester EA, 'Complementary Problems, Competing Risks: Climate Change, Nuclear Energy and the Australian', Comparative Journalism Studies Conference, 25-27 July, Hobart, Tasmania (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lester EA

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013McGaurr LC, 'Travel Journalism, Cosmopolitan Concern and the Place-Branded Environment' (2013) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Alison S, McGaurr LC, 'Violence against young women in Australia', Breifing, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Australia, pp. 1-46. (2015) [Report Other]

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2014McGaurr LC, 'Face the Facts Briefing: Sexual Health and Young Australians,', Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, University Of Tasmania, Hobart (2014) [Report Other]

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2013Marsh N, McGaurr LC, 'Youth Income Support in Australia', Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2013) [Report Other]

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2013McGaurr LC, 'Face the Facts Briefing: Youth Gambling in Australia', Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2013) [Report Other]

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2009McGaurr LC, 'Grant Noble Award for best refereed paper by a post-graduate student', Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Australia (2009) [Award]

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