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Dr Caryn Coatney
Dr Caryn Coatney
Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities and Communication
61 7 3470 4609
- Fellow of 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
- Revista International Administración y Finanzas
- Doctor of Philosophy (Media and Information), School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University, 2011.
- Master of Arts - Research (Journalism) , Curtin University, 1997.
- Bachelor of Arts with Double Honours (English Literature and History), Faculty of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1991.
- Bachelor of Arts (English Literature, History, Politics, Philosophy), Faculty of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1990.
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.
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:
Coatney, C. 2012. 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 versions) in the special themed issue, Public Relations and New Media | Les relations publiques et les nouveaux medias, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 5-22.
Coatney, C. 2012. 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. Hilo, Hawaii: The Institute for Business and Finance Research.
Coatney, C. 2011. ‘History is theatre’: The secrets to the success of the Curtin and Roosevelt mass media strategies, 1941-5. Melbourne Historical Journal, vol. 38, pp. 39-56. Parkville, Victoria: The University of Melbourne.
Coatney, C. 2011. John Curtin: Prime Minister and journalist. Museum of Australian Democracy: Canberra. http://moadoph.gov.au/prime-ministers/research-program/recent-research.
Coatney, C. 2010. Read All About It: Curtin’s Key to Generating Positive News Coverage, 1941-1945. Provoking Texts. Bentley, Western Australia: Curtin University.
Coatney, C. 2009. ‘Curtin is Doing a Splendid Job’: How a Wartime Labour Prime Minister Won Press Support, 1941-45. In Labour History in the New Century, ed. Bobbie Oliver, 91-101. Perth, Western Australia: Black Swan Press.
Coatney, C. 3-6 January 2012. 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, vol. 7, no. 1. Honolulu, Hawaii: The Institute for Business and Finance Research.
Coatney, C. 2011. John Curtin: Prime Minister and Journalist. Fellows Work-in-progress Seminar. Canberra: Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
Coatney, C. 2010. 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. http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au.
Coatney, C. 2009. Read All About It: Curtin’s Key to Generating Positive News Coverage, 1941-1945. In Tenth Humanities Graduate Research Conference. Bentley, Western Australia: Curtin University.
Coatney, C. 2009. ‘Curtin is Doing a Splendid Job’: How a Wartime Labour Prime Minister Won Press Support, 1941-45. In Eleventh National Biennial Conference for the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History.
Coatney, C. 2008. Gazing into a kaleidoscope of world news: An insight into Australian city editors’ views of some developing neighbours. In The Ninth Postgraduate Humanities Conference. Bentley, Western Australia: Curtin University.
Most notable :
2012: Outstanding Research Award, Global Conference on Business and Finance Research, The Institute for Business and Finance Research.
2012: Best in Session Award, Global Conference on Business and Finance Research, The Institute for Business and Finance Research.
2012: University of Southern Queensland research grant.
2011: Research Fellowship, Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Canberra.
2008: Australian Postgraduate Award.
2008: Curtin Research Scholarship.
1998: WA Media Award for community leadership.
1993: Curtin University research stipend.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
Lecturer and Tutor in:
- JRN2006 Media Law and Ethics.
- JRN2003 Feature Writing.
- JRN2001 Production Design and Layout.
- JRN2000 News Reporting.
- JRN1000 Journalism Practice.
- EDC2200 workshops.
Caryn has been working in journalism, the media and communications at the international, national and state levels for 20 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 taught journalism, the media, politics, history and international relations at Curtin University in Perth, WA.
- Acting Associate Director, Faculty of Arts, Springfield Campus.
- First Year Coordinator, School of Humanities and Communication.
- Journalism Conference Coordinator, USQ Springfield
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