Dr. Antonio Castillo is a Latin American journalist and academic. As an academic he has taught in Latin America, Asia and Australia. He joined the RMIT Department of Journalism in 2013.
As a researcher Dr. Antonio Castillo is interested in Latin American journalism history and politics, reportage and literary journalism, international comparative news and journalism & democracy. In the past he has conducted research into ethnic and social media representation.
Latin American journalism between shadows and lights (current)
This research – part of a book project – examines some of the key aspects shaping contemporary Latin American journalism.
Literary journalism in Latin America: chronic of a foretold revival (current)
Literary journalism emerges in this region in the nineteenth century. It was genre that allowed writers to keep on doing literature and journalism in one single body of work; informing with fiction story telling tools.
News neglected regions (current)
This research examines the lack of news coverage of regions and societies and the impact this might have. It looks at news selection, newsroom socialization and journalistic practices.
Global News Standards (completed)
This research – conducted under the umbrella of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, The University of Sydney – examines the notion of peace journalism in a global context.
Western Sydney and the media: a history of misrepresentation (completed)
This research examined the media representation and stigmatization of Great Western Sydney, one of the most densely and ethically diverse regions in Australia.
Cosmopolitan Sydney, explore the world in one city (completed)
This research is an examination into the ethnic and cultural diversity of Australian city of Sydney. This was part of book project.
“Psychological effect of war journalism and peace journalism”, Co-supervisor.
The University of Sydney,
Student: Ms Annabel McGoldrick (current)
“Content and role of Chinese newspapers in Australia”,
The University of Sydney,
Student: Mr Jack Liu (completed)
“The gateway: Private women and public world”.
The University of Sydney,
Student: Erin Semon (completed)
“My Colombian death”, Doctor in Creative Arts (DCA), Co-supervisor.
The University of Western Sydney
Student: Mr Matthew Thompson (Completed)
Journalism academic management
PhD (Politics & Journalism) University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
MA (Journalism) University of technology, Sydney, Australia
MA (Political Sciences) The University of New South Wales
BA (Honors) University of Concepción, Chile
His first academic position was held at The University of Western Sydney (UWS) where he became the Director of Journalism. He was also an academic at The University of Sydney (USYD). Dr. Castillo is a founding editor of Global Media Journal, Australian edition (GMJ) and an editor of the Iberian and Latin American Studies Journal (JILAR). He is also an editorial board member of the journal Ethical Space. Before joining RMIT, he was an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, in Hong Kong.
He has worked in news wire services, magazines, newspapers and radio. In Australia, Antonio has worked for SBS and ABC. In 1994 in Geneva he was awarded an Honorable Mention in the International Award for Solidarity with Refugees (International Catholic Union of the Press, UCIP).
Dr. Castillo has maintained his passion and commitment with journalism. As such he has covered major international events including the Colombian conflict, the Arab Spring, the peace process in Sri Lanka and the drug war in Mexico, among others.
2013 Vietnam Central Commission for Mass Mobilization Public Policies
2013 Ho Chi Minh City Television Skills for Interacting Social Media with Television
2012 Reporting the world, understanding the world, Santo Tomas College, Chile
2011 Financial Reporting Workshop, Reuters & Hong Kong Baptist University
2010 Understanding cultures, Australia, BHP
2009 Mongolia Press Institute & Media and Communication - Journalism training seminar funded by the World Bank
2009 Koori Radio & Media and Communication – Journalism training
2002 University of Western Sydney Vice Chancellor Award in the Excellence in Regional & Community Partnership Category.
1994 Geneva, Honourable Mention, International Award for Solidarity with Refugees, International Catholic Union of the Press.
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2016). Portfolio: The social, political, economic and cultural dynamic of contemporary Latin America: a journalistic examination (x6 articles) In: Eureka Street, The Guardian and Inside Story Various
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2016). The clinic: satirizing and interrogating power in post-Pinochet Chile In: The Funniest Pages: International Perspectives on Humour in Journalism, Peter Lang, New York, United States
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2015). The new Latin American journalistic crónica, emotions and hidden signs of reality In: Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 9, 1 - 12
- Dodd, A.,Buller, B.,Castillo Rojas, C.,Clarke, P.,Martin, H.,Schwartz, L.,Simons, M.,Zion, L. (2015). UniPollWatch: A model for cross-campus political journalism education In: Asia Pacific Media Educator, 2, 222 - 237
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2014). Subverting democracy and thwarting social change, an examination into the Latin American mass media In: Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism, 4, 1 - 5
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2014). An examination into contemporary Latin American journalism In: Political Science in the 21st Century New Opportunities and Impasses: Theorizing and Experiencing Politics, Istanbul, Turkey, 31 October - 2 November 2013
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2013). Neglected and partial news: A probe into the reporting of Latin American In: Proceedings of the People and the Planet 2013 Conference: Transforming the Future, Melbourne, Australia, 2 - 4 July, 2013
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2013). Antonio Castillo, Portfolio of journalism work: "Latin America, reporting an unreported region In: Various Various
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2006). Missing the Deadline: The News Stories Global Journalism Failed to Cover. Why do some humanitarian crises make the front pages while others wait in vain for their turn in the spotlight? In: Mass Media: International Issues, Athens Institute for Education & Research ATINER, Athens, Greece
- Castillo Rojas, C. (2006). Journalism education and practice thinking about new directions In: International Journal of the Humanities, 2, 1 - 11
3 PhD Current Supervisions