3 November 2006

SYMPOSIUM - Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific Region (30 Nov - 1 Dec 2006; Melbourne, Vic)

A two-day international symposium exploring the practices and expanding field of research around youth and the media.

Monash University, Caulfield campus, Melbourne 30th November and 1st December 2006

Conference Conveners:
Usha M Rodrigues, Journalism, Monash University
Dr Belinda Smaill, Visual Culture, Monash University

Symposium WEBSITE


To create a dialogue between researchers working across disciplines and across cultural borders.
  • To identify the key concerns for scholars working in the Asia Pacifi c in regards to traditional and new media.
  • To foster links between scholars, industry professionals and practitioners.

    • Youth consumption and production of media.
    • Hybrid cultures, subcultures and issues of globalisation,
    • The role of commercial media, public service broadcasting and community media.
    • The impact of new media, especially the manner in which it facilitates new formations of community and identity.


    • Bill Osgerby, London Metropolitan University
    • Stephanie Donald, University of Technology Sydney
    • Ian Weber, Texas A&M University