Rhonda Breit

Rhonda

Rhonda Breit

Associate Dean

Professor Rhonda Breit, LLB, PhD, joined AKU-GSMC in December 2014, as associate dean for academic affairs, responsible for developing and overseeing the school’s academic programs and research. Working with the AKU leadership, she is currently steering the accreditation of GSMC’s MA in Multi-Media Journalism and developing the Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation to be launched later this year.

Prior to joining AKU-GSMC, Rhonda headed the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. Author of Professional Communication: Legal and Ethical Issues, Rhonda enjoys teaching and researching in the areas of media law, ethics and professional accountability. She has published extensively in these fields. Throughout her 18-year academic career, Rhonda been vice-president research of the Journalism Education Association Australia (2009-2013) and spearheaded a national discipline standards project for Journalism, Media and Communications in Australia (2011-2014). She has worked as both a journalist and lawyer before joining the Graduate School.

Publications

How Queensland newspapers reported public sector information reform

Empowering and engaging students in learning research methods

News’ Australian Story of Ethics and Self-Regulation: A Cautionary Tale

Uniform Defamation Law in Australia: Moving Towards a More ‘Reasonable’ Privilege

WSIS Revisited: Mapping the ideological divide

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rhonda.breit@aku.edu