Associate Professor Alexandra Wake
Position: Associate Professor
College / Portfolio: Design and Social Context
School / Department: DSC|School - Media & Communication
Campus: City Campus
Contact me about: Research supervision, Media comments
Alexandra Wake is an Associate Professor at RMIT University. She came to the academy after a long career as a journalist and broadcaster. She is an active leader, educator and researcher in journalism. Her research, teaching and practice sits at the nexus of journalism practice, journalism education, equality, diversity and mental health.
Alexandra Wake is programs manager for Journalism at RMIT University and the elected President of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia. She is an active leader, educator and researcher in journalism. Her research, teaching and practice sits at the nexus of journalism practice, journalism education, equality, diversity and mental health. Dr Wake has taught journalism at RMIT, Deakin University, Dubai Women’s College, and was a trainer on international aid projects including at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Before turning full time to the academy, she spent more than 25 years working for broadcast and print international news agencies in Australia, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Dr Wake has been an education advisor for Mindframe for Journalists since 2012 and was a Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Academic Fellow in 2011. She is also part of the team of researchers in "The International UNESCO UniTWIN Network on Gender, Media and ICTs" promoting and developing international co-participative projects together with the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
- Ross, A.,Morgan, A.,Wake, A.,Jorm, A.,Reavley, N. (2022). Pilot trial of a media intervention with journalism students on news reporting of mental illness in the context of violence and crime In: Health Promotion Journal of Australia,, 33, 602 - 613
- Wake, A.,Ricketson, M. (2022). Trauma in the newsroom: Lessons on the importance of Australia's YZ case In: Ethical Space, 19, 39 - 49
- Wake, A.,Paton, E.,Pryor, R. (2021). Communicating about suicide during a global pandemic: impact on journalists and media audiences In: Media International Australia, 178, 47 - 53
- Nguyen, J.,Valadkhani, A.,Nguyen, A.,Wake, A. (2021). Press Freedom and the Global Economy: The Cost of Slipping Backwards In: Journalism Studies, 22, 399 - 417
- Ross, A.,Morgan, A.,Wake, A.,Jorm, A.,Reavley, N. (2021). Key stakeholders’ recommendations for improving Australian news media reporting of people with severe mental illness, violence and crime In: Advances in Mental Health, 75, 75 - 80
- Weng, E.,Wake, A. (2021). Blessed be the educated journalist: Reflections on a religious literacy gap in the field of journalism In: Australian Journalism Review, 43, 81 - 87
- Wake, A. (2021). In conversation with Maria Ressa In: Australian Journalism Review, 43, 161 - 167
- Wake, A.,Martin, F.,Backhaus, B. (2020). A new ERA? The changing face of journalism research in Australia In: Australian Journalism Review, 42, 37 - 58
- Wake, A. (2020). Listening Circles Provide Model for Students in Disrupted Journalism Industry In: Enriching Higher Education Students’ Learning through Post-work Placement Interventions, Springer Nature, Cham.
- Ross, A.,Morgan, A.,Wake, A.,Jorm, A.,Reavley, N. (2020). Guidelines for news media reporting on mental illness in the context of violence and crime: A delphi consensus study In: Australian Journalism Review, 42, 293 - 311
Journalism, Journalism education, International journalism, Journalism education as foreign aid, Journalism and government, Journalism and power, Journalism practice, Journalism and trauma, Journalism and suicide, New journalism
2 PhD Current Supervisions4 PhD Completions
- Brave new worlds of international broadcasting. Funded by: Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) Research Grant 2017 onwards from (2018 to 2023)
- To attend Radio Conference (Monash University, Prato campus) and What is News Now Conference (East West Centre, Singapore). Funded by: Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant 2018 Round 1 from (2018 to 2018)
- RMIT Japan Times Journalism Interns 2017-2018. Funded by: Australia Japan Foundation Grant 2017 CAT0 from (2017 to 2020)