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, fact-checking and editorial cartoons. She has a particular interest in questions of identity and belonging in news media and political discourse.

Dr Brookes is currently a chief investigator on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project Cartoon Nation: Australian Editorial Cartooning - Past, Present and Future, with colleagues Associate Professor Richard Scully (UNE), Professor Robert Phiddian (Flinders) and Lindsay Foyle (Australian Cartoonists' Association) [DP230101348]

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
  • Australian editorial cartoons
  • National identity and belonging
  • Political communication
  • Celebrity politics and populism
  • Australian and US politics and media

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
  • cartoon
  • editorial cartoons
  • newspaper cartoons

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