Associate Professor Jane Johnston

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
jane.johnston@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68291

Overview

Associate Professor Jane Johnston’s research extends across critical public relations, communication and justice, and media diversity and change. She has published widely about the interface between courts and the media, most recently examining how social media has impacted on communication practice in this space. Her most recent research investigates critical intersections in public relations, with publications including Public Relations and the Public Interest (Routledge 2016) and a chapter in Critical Perspectives in Public Relations (Routledge 2016). She is the author/(co)editor of two successful public relations books which have both been published in multiple editions: Public Relations: Theory and Practice (co-edited first with Clara Zawawi, then Mark Sheehan); and Media Relations: Issues and Strategies. Johnston sits on several journal editorial boards and is a regular contributor to the news media.

Other External Grants:

Jury Duty Public Awareness Campaign, (2015), Commissioned by the Queensland Department of Justice and Queensland Courts, January 2015-June 2015. ($31,000).

Social media and Juries, (2013), Report commissioned by the Victorian Attorney General on behalf of the Standing Council on Law and Justice, by Johnston, J., Keyzer, P., Holland, G. Pearson, M., Wallace, A. & Rodrick, S. ($20,000).

Other Books (edited):

Johnston, J. & Zawawi, C. (eds.) (three editions 2000, 2004, 2009), Public Relations: Theory and Practice, Allen & Unwin, Sydney

Johnston, J. & Sheehan, M. (eds.) (2014) Public Relations: Theory and Practice, Allen & Unwin, Sydney

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Johnston, Jane and Wallace, Anne (2021). Media Disorder and the Future of Journalism International Developments and the Challenge of WikiLeaks. The Handbook of Communication Rights, Law, and Ethics: Seeking Universality, Equality, Freedom and Dignity. (pp. 253-263) wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781119719564.ch21

  • Johnston, Jane and Wallace, Anne (2019). Law Defining Journalists: Who's who in the age of digital media?. The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies. (pp. 15-27) edited by Scott Eldridge II and Bob Franklin. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315270449-2

  • Johnston, Jane, Forde, Susan and Robertson, Boni (2018). In whose interests?: media, political communication and First Nations Australians. Public interest communication: critical debates and global contexts. (pp. 133-152) edited by Jane Johnston and Magda Pieczka. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315185521-8

  • Johnston, Jane and Pieczka, Magda (2018). Public interest communication: a framework for systemic inquiry. Public interest communication: critical debates and global contexts. (pp. 9-31) edited by Jane Johnston and Magda Pieczka. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315185521-2

  • Johnston, Jane and Pieczka, Magda (2018). Public interest communication: critical debates and global contexts: an introduction. Public interest communication: critical debates and global contexts. (pp. 1-6) edited by Jane Johnston and Magda Pieczka. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315185521-1

  • Johnston, Jane (2016). Public relations, the postcolonial other and the issue of asylum seekers. The Routledge handbook of critical public relations. (pp. 130-141) edited by Jacquie L'Etang, David McKie, Nancy Snow and Jordi Xifra. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Forde, Susan and Johnston, Jane (2014). Australian Associated Press. A companion to the Australian Media. (pp. 39-40) edited by Bridget Griffin-Foley. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Johnston, Jane (2013). Working with PR industry. Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World. (pp. 151-165) edited by Stephen Tanner and Nick Richardson. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford.

  • Johnston, Jane (2012). Courts' new visibility 2.0. The Courts and the media: challenges in the era of digital and social media. (pp. 41-54) edited by Patrick Keyzer, Jane Johnston and Mark Pearson. Braddon, ACT, Australia: Halstead Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Johnston, Jane and Breit, Rhonda A.W. (2009). Constructing legal narratives: law, language and the media. Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference, 2007: Communications, Civics, Industry, Brisbane, QLD, Austalia, 8-10 July 2009. Brisbane, Qld, Australia: ANZCA.

  • Breit, Rhonda A. W. and Johnston, J. (2008). Newspapers and courts: Developing a typology of court reporting. Comparative Journalism Conference, Hobart, Australia, 25-27 June, 2008. Tasmania, Australia: University of Tasmania.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision