Angela Ross

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Angela Ross

University Associate
Media | School of Creative Arts and Media
School of Creative Arts and Media

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Dr Angela Ross is a media researcher and analyst at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


Angela Ross is the Impact Lead for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Regional and Local division. Her role is to measure and extend the impact, reach and influence of the ABC’s regional and local news content. Prior to her current role, Angela was the ABC’s Tasmanian weekend 7pm TV News presenter and a multi-platform journalist.

Angela’s research interests are regional and local news media, media audiences, civic participation and constructive news. Dr Ross won the ABC’S Ian Carroll Editorial Leadership Scholarship in 2021 to consider the ABC’s role in promoting the sustainability of local news. She is passionate about trialling digital research methods to develop a more nuanced understanding of the behaviour of media users and motivations driving individual media use. For her PhD thesis, Angela used digital ethnography to examine how individuals used a range of different media to connect to and participate in civic life. In 2017, Angela won the Murray Todd Prize for the greatest proficiency in the BA Honours course in Social Sciences at UTAS for her thesis on changing news values and journalistic practice at the ABC.

Career summary


DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDHow Personalisation is Transforming Civic Participation: A Regional Digital Ethnographic Case StudyUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2022
Graduate Certificate in Research  University of TasmaniaAustralia2022
BA Honours (1st class) The symbolic power of digital: An ethnographic newsroom study on changing news values and journalistic practice at the ABC University of Tasmania Australia Dec 2017
BA Communications - Journalism   Charles Sturt University, Bathurst Australia Dec 1999

* Hess, Kristy, Ross, Angela 2022, ‘Exploring small newspaper attitudes to a collaborative approach with Australia’s main public broad[1]caster (ABC)’, Australian Journalism Review, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. np (Refereed Journal Article)

* Angela Ross, Libby Lester & Claire Konkes 2021, ‘Audience Perspectives on Paying for Local News: A Regional Qualitative Case Study’, Journalism Studies, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 1066–1082, doi:10.1080/1461670x.2021.1916985 (Refereed Journal Article)

* Ross, A, Lester, E & Harwood, A (2020) ’Shining a light on news avoidance’, International Communication Association Conference, virtual event, 21-25 May 2020, p.182, . (Fully Refereed Conference Proceeding)

* Ross, A (2019) ’The benefits of outcome-focused industry partnerships: Offering university students the opportunity to pro[1]duce digital content for ABC News’, Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Conference, Sydney, 3- 6 Dec, p.36 . (Fully Refereed Conference Proceeding)

* Ross, A (2019) ’Considering digital news pay models from the perspective of media consumers’, Journal[1]ism Education and Research Association of Australia Conference, Sydney, 3-6 Dec, p.37 . (Fully Refereed Conference Proceeding) [6] Ross, A (2018) ’Context is everything: Examining the impact of misinformation and disinformation’, Journalism Education and Re[1]search Association of Australia Conference, Sydney, 3-5 Dec, p.29 . (Fully Refereed Conference Proceeding)