School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Kathryn Bowd is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, with a research and teaching focus on Journalism.
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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, School of Humanities. I am Head of the Department of Media until mid 2021.
I am also the Director of Work-Integrated Learning for the Faculty of Arts.
My main research focus is non-metropolitan news media, with an emphasis on relationships between news media and regional communities, professional practice in journalism, changing practice in journalism and news and local identity.
I have an extensive professional background in journalism, and my PhD focused on exploring relationships between community and newspapers in regional areas of Australia.
Date Position Institution name 2014 - 2015 Head of Media Department University of Adelaide 2013 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2000 - 2013 Program Director University of South Australia 1990 - 1999 Sub-editor Advertiser Newspapers 1989 - 1990 Sub-editor Birmingham Evening Mail 1986 - 1989 Sub-editor The News 1984 - 1986 Journalist The Border Watch
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 University of South Australia Australia PhD University of South Australia Australia MA (Journalism) Deakin University Geelong BA (Hons)
Year Citation 2022 Imran, M. A., & Bowd, K. (2022). Consumers and commodification: The marketization of aged care in the Australian press. Australian Journalism Review, 44(1), 117-135.
2021 Bowd, K. (2021). Re-focusing on the local: News start-ups, community engagement and social capital. Australian Journalism Review, 43(1), 63-79.
2020 Bowd, K. (2020). Finding the positives in challenging times. Australian Journalism Review, 42(2), 155-161.
2019 Bowd, K. (2019). Editor’s note. Australian Journalism Review, 41(2), 149-150.
2019 Bowd, K. (2019). Editor’s note. Australian Journalism Review, 41(1), 3-4.
2018 Bowd, K. (2018). A note from the editor. Australian Journalism Review, 40(1), 1. 2018 Bowd, K. (2018). A note from the editor. Australian Journalism Review, 40(2), 1. 2018 Bowd, K. (2018). Keeping their distance?: Navigating the complexities of journalist-public relationships in the social media age. Australian Journalism Review, 40(2), 93-105. 2017 Eliott, J., Forster, A., McDonough, J., Bowd, K., & Crabb, S. (2017). An examination of Australian newspaper coverage of the link between alcohol and cancer 2005 to 2013. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 47-1-47-13.
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2017 Bowd, K. (2017). Keeping it local: news themes on regional newspaper front pages. Australian Journalism Review, 39(1), 63-76.
2017 Palmer, R., Bowd, K., & Griffiths, M. (2017). Media preferences, low trust and seasonal adjustment: Communicating climate change adaptation to vulnerable, low socioeconomic groups in Adelaide. Global Media Journal : Australian Edition, 11(2), 3276-1-3276-15. 2015 Hess, K., & Bowd, K. (2015). Friend or foe? Regional newspapers and the power of Facebook. Media International Australia, 156(156), 19-28.
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2015 Bowd, K. (2015). Who's in the news?: sourcing priorities in regional newspapers. Australian Journalism Review, 37(2), 173-185.
2014 Bowd, K. (2014). Eroding the connection?: Web 2.0 and non-metropolitan newspaper journalists. Australian Journalism Review, 36(1), 57-68.
2012 Bowd, K. (2012). Considering the consequences: Australian country newspapers and news impact on communities. Rural Society, 21(2), 126-135.
2011 Bowd, K. (2011). Reflecting regional life: localness and social capital in Australian country newspapers. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(2), 72-91.
2011 Richards, I., Chia, J., & Bowd, K. (2011). When communities communicate: rural media and social capital. Australian Journalism Review, 33(1), 97-106.
2009 Bowd, K. (2009). 'Did you see that in the paper?': country newspapers and perceptions of local 'ownership'. Australian Journalism Review, 31(1), 49-61.
2007 Bowd, K. (2007). A voice for the community: Local newspaper as local campaigner. Australian Journalism Review, 29(2), 77-90.
2006 Bowd, K. (2006). Intersections of community and journalism in Singapore and Australia. Asia Pacific Media Educator, (17). 2005 Bowd, K. (2005). Country newspaper journalists' perceptions of the influence of 'localness' on professional practice. Australian Journalism Review, 27(2). 2004 Bowd, K. (2004). Interviewing the interviewers: methodological implications of journalists as research subjects. Australian Journalism Review, 26(2). 2004 Bowd, K. (2004). Interviewing the interviewers: Methodological considerations in gathering data from journalists. Australian Journalism Review, 26(2), 115-123.
2003 Bowd, K. (2003). How different is "different"? Australian country newspapers and development journalism. Asia Pacific Media Educator, (14), 117-130.
Year Citation 2011 Bowd, K., Chia, J., & Richards, I. (2011). Community and connection in regional Australia and Canada: regional media as a catalyst for social captial development. In D. Henderson (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2011 Australian and New Zealand communication association conference - communication on the edge (pp. 1-14). Online: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
Year Citation Eliott, J., Forster, A., McDonough, J., & Bowd, K. (n.d.). Link between alcohol and cancer as reported in Australian newsprint media.
2014: Recipient of University of Adelaide Faculty of Arts funding for project “Losing their identity? Non-metropolitan newspapers and local ‘character’ in an era of networked media”
2012: Member of project team for University of SA Divisional Research Performance Fund- supported project: “New arrivals, old communities: communication and engagement in regional South Australia”.
2012: Recipient of Journalism Education Association of Australia nationally competitive “Excellence in Academic Research” grant for project: “Converging or disconnected?: The impact of online and interactive communications tools on regional newspaper journalists’ professional practice”.
2010: Member of project team for UniSA Divisional Research Performance Fund-supported project: “Building capacity for community-centred solutions: the role of public relations practitioners and journalists in promoting regional sustainability and social capital”.
I teach in the Bachelor of Media, with a focus on the Journalism Major. Courses I regularly coordinate and teach include Writing for News Media, Reporting: Principles and Practice and Radio Journalism.
I also coordinate the Work Integrated Learning courses for the Faculty of Arts.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 Co-Supervisor Investigating Effectiveness of Social Networking Sites in Influencing Mental Health Promotion Among Young People Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Anne Nattembo
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Remediation or Replacement: Masthead Stakeholders' Perception of News Digitalisation in Nigeria Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ayodeji Boluwatife Aiyesimoju 2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The Art of Selling Arts: Marketing Culture Using Digital Media at Fringe Arts Festivals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Amy Elizabeth Nancarrow 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Media Portrayal of Ageing: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Media Discourses in Australia and Malaysia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Asim Imran 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Reporting on Terror: Assessing the Viability of Peace Journalism in the Kenyan News Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rukia Yusuf Abdulrahman Nzibo 2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Crafting true stories: an interpretation of four Australian journalists' nonfiction writing practices Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mrs Varunika Sonani Hapuwatte Ruwanpura 2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Adapting communication conventions: Helping vulnerable people in Adelaide learn about climate change and adaptation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert Palmer
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2014 - 2016 Member Radio Adelaide Advisory Committee 2013 - ongoing Member Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Executive Australia 2010 - ongoing Member Mindframe for Journalism Education advisory committee Mindframe for Journalism Education Australia 2010 - 2012 Member School of Communication, International Studies and Languages Executive University of South Australia Australia 2010 - 2010 Chair Divisional Academic Program Approval Committee University of South Australia Australia 2005 - 2007 Member Divisonal Human Research Ethics Committee University of South Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2000 - ongoing Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Australia
Date Office Name Institution Country 2017 - 2017 Vice-president (awards) Journalism Education and Research Associatio of Australia Australia 2016 - ongoing Postgraduate Coordinator, Media and History University of Adelaide Australia 2016 - ongoing Media Officer Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia 2013 - 2015 Vice-president (Awards) Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia 2005 - 2008 Secretary Journalism Education and Research Australia of Australia 2003 - ongoing Associate Editor Australian Journalism Review
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