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Professor John Hartley

Dean, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

Current ARC Projects

2004 'Creative digital industries in Australia: innovation in quantitative and qualitative mapping'

2002-2003 'Youth Internet Radio Network: Ethnographic Action Research of an Emerging Media Technology'

2003 'Internationalising Creative Industries: China, the WTO and the Knowledge-based Economy'

2002 'Creative Industries in Queensland: Cluster Mapping and Value-chain Analysis'



John Hartley (2002/3) A Short History of Cultural Studies. London: Sage Publications.

John Hartley (2002) Communication, Media and Cultural Studies: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge.

John Hartley and Alan McKee (2000) The Indigenous Public Sphere: The Reporting and Reception of Aboriginal Issues in the Australian Media. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

John Hartley and Roberta E. Pearson, with Eva Vieth (eds) (2000) American Cultural Studies: A Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

John Hartley (1999) Uses of Television. London & New York: Routledge. Translated into Spanish (2000). Chapter translated into German, 2002.

John Hartley (1996) Popular Reality: Journalism, Modernity, Popular Culture. London: Arnold.

John Hartley and Alan McKee (eds) (1996) Telling Both Stories: Aboriginal Australia and the Media. Perth: Arts Enterprise, Edith Cowan University.


Founding Editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies (London: Sage Publications), 1998 to date.

Refereed Articles (selected, since 2000)

John Hartley and Catharine Lumby (2002) 'Working Girls or Drop Dead Gorgeous? Young Girls in Fashion and News.' In Kerry Mallan and Sharyn Pearce (eds) Youth Cultures: Texts, Images and Identities. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

John Hartley (2002) '"Read thy self." Are Text and Audience one and the same in Cultural Studies?' In Mimi White, Jim Schwoch and Dilip Gaonkar (eds) The Question of Method in Cultural Studies. Malden, Mass., and Oxford: Blackwell.

John Hartley (2002) 'The Frequencies of Public Writing: Tomb, Tome and Time as Technologies of the Public.' In Henry Jenkins and David Thorburn (eds) Democracy and New Media. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

John Hartley (2002) '"Republic of Letters" to "Television Republic"'? Citizen readers in the era of broadcast television.' In Lynn Spigel and Jan Olsson (eds) The Persistence of Television: From Console to Computer. Durham: Duke University Press.

John Hartley (2002) 'Television, Nation and Indigenous Media.' Special issue of Television & New Media edited by Graeme Turner.

John Hartley and Stuart Cunningham (2002) 'Creative Industries: from Blue Poles to fat pipes.' In Malcolm Gillies (ed) The National Humanities and Social Sciences Summit: Position Papers. Canberra, DEST.

John Hartley (2001) 'From power to identity: popular journalism and postmodernity.' Translated into Chinese. In Ma Rong and Zhou Xing (eds) 21st Century: Cultural Consciousness and Cross-Cultural Communication. Beijing: Peking University Press, 233-256.

John Hartley (2000) 'Communicational Democracy in a Redactional Society: The Future of Journalism Studies.' Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, 1 (1), 39-47.

John Hartley (2000) 'Radiocracy: Sound and Citizenship.' International Journal of Cultural Studies, 3 (2), 153-59.


Michael Keane and John Hartley (2001) From Ceremony to CD-ROM: Indigenous Creative Industries in Brisbane. Report prepared for the Economic Development Branch, Brisbane City Council.

John Hartley, Alan McKee, Elinor Rennie, Michael Keane (2000) 'Regional Radio: An Indigenous Perspective.' Canberra: ATSIC: www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/cta/irsub.htm (#190).

Current Research Interests

cultural studies

media studies

journalism studies