James Meese is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University. He researches media law and policy.
James Meese is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society. His research interests include media and telecommunications policy, journalism, and intellectual property.
He has published over 35 journal articles, book chapters and reports on the above topics and continues to regularly publishes work in leading media and communication journals. His two books are Authors, Users, Pirates: Subjectivity and Copyright Law (MIT Press) and Death and Digital Media (Routledge, co-authored), and he serves on the editorial board of Digital Journalism.
James has received research funding from the Australian Research Council, Meta, the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.
- Meese, J.,Wilken, R. (2024). Mobile Media and Telecommunications In: The Media and Communications in Australia, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom
- Meese, J. (2023). Digital Platforms and the Press, Intellect, United Kingdom
- Mannell, K.,Meese, J. (2022). From Doom-Scrolling to News Avoidance: Limiting News as a Wellbeing Strategy During COVID Lockdown In: Journalism Studies, 23, 302 - 319
- Bossio, D.,Flew, T.,Meese, J.,Leaver, T.,Barnet, B. (2022). Australia's News Media Bargaining Code and the global turn towards platform regulation In: Policy and Internet, 14, 136 - 150
- Meese, J.,Hurcombe, E. (2022). Global Platforms and Local Networks: An Institutional Account of the Australian News Media Bargaining Code In: Digital Platform Regulation, Springer, Switzerland
- Hurcombe, E.,Meese, J. (2022). Australia’s DIGI Code: what can we learn from the EU experience? In: Australian Journal of Political Science., 57, 297 - 307
- Meese, J. (2022). Advertising, algorithms and audiences: The unchanging economics of online journalism. In: The Algorithmic Distribution of News, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom
- Bailo, F.,Meese, J.,Hurcombe, E. (2021). The Institutional Impacts of Algorithmic Distribution: Facebook and the Australian News Media In: Social Media + Society, 7, 1 - 13
- Molitorisz, S.,Meese, J.,Hagedorn, J. (2021). From Shadow Profiles to Contact Tracing: Qualitative Research into Consent and Privacy In: Law, Technology and Humans, 3, 46 - 60
- Herzog, C.,Meese, J. (2021). Public service media, innovation policy and the ‘crowding out’ problem In: Communication Research and Practice, 7, 291 - 305
- Aligning personalised news recommendations with the public interest. Funded by: ARC Future Fellowships Grant 2023 from (2024 to 2028)
- 5G and the Future of Public Telecommunications. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2021 from (2021 to 2024)
- Understanding algorithmic distribution in the Australian media industry. Funded by: ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2019 from (2019 to 2022)
6 PhD Current Supervisions