Stephanie Brookes


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Dr Stephanie Brookes is senior lecturer in journalism in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. She researches media, journalism and politics, focusing on election campaigns, political journalism and journalistic identity, and fact-checking. She has a particular interest in questions of identity and belonging in news media and political discourse.

She has published widely in journal articles and book chapters, including co-editing the May 2018 special edition of Media International Australia on press gallery and political journalism in Australia, and is the author of Politics, Media and Campaign Language: Australia's Identity Anxiety (Anthem Press, 2017).


Research interests

  • Journalism, identity and representation
  • Fact-checking and journalism
  • Election campaign communication and coverage
  • National identity and belonging
  • Political communication
  • Celebrity politics and populism
  • Australian and US politics and media
  • Western media representations of China

Research area keywords

  • Political journalism
  • News media and identity
  • Journalism and representation
  • Political communication
  • National identity
  • United States elections and journalism
  • Australian elections and journalism
  • Celebrity politics
  • Humanitarian and development journalism


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