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Recent publications linked to project

Hess K and Waller, L (2020) 'Local Journalism In Australia: Policy debates', in Agnes Gulyas and David Baines (Eds) The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, Routledge: London. 

Hess K and Waller L (2020) 'Charting the media innovations landscape for regional and rural newspapers'Australian Journalism Review, 42(1):59-75(17).

Hess K and Waller L (2020) 'Moral compass: How a small-town newspaper used silence in a hyper-charged controversy'Journalism, 21(4), 574-590. 

Hess K and Waller L (2021) 'Local newspapers and coronavirus: conceptualising connections, comparisons and cures', Media International Australia, 178(1):21–35.

Hess K, Waller L, Blakston A and Lai J (2021) Local newspaper audience survey: National Report 2021.

Hess K, Waller L, Blakston A and Lai J (2021) Exploring the Social: A report on Facebook users who don't read local newspapers.

McAdam A and Hess, K (2022) 'Outdated or innovative? Examining news practices that have stood the test of time at one of Australia’s longest-serving local newspapers'Media International Australia, (first published June 2022),

McAdam A and Hess K (2022) 'Navigating the terrain: A typology of mapping in journalism studies': Communication Research and Practice,  (accepted October 2022).

Hess, K, Waller, L and Lai, J (2022) 'Examining audience perspectives on local newspaper futures', Journalism, (first published October 21, 2022).

Hess, K and Waller, L (2022) 'Bargaining with local journalism's future', in Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, S Allan (ed). Routledge: London.

Gulyas, A and Hess K (2023), Guest editor, special issue 'Disrupting and resettling the local' in Digital Journalism, (in press).



Hess K and McAdam A (2023) 'Exploring news gaps through degradation, cultivation and renewal'. Invitation to contribute chapter to Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism.

Hess K and Gulyas A (2023) 'Media deregulation', in Encyclopaedia of Political Communication, Edward Elgar Publishing, A Nai (ed).



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