Dr Andrea Carson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University, Melbourne. 


Her research interests are newspapers and their business models; journalism studies; media ownership and regulation; media effects and political agenda setting; investigative journalism; digital newsrooms; political communication; elections and election reporting.

Contact Details

Email: a.carson@latrobe.edu.au



Investigative Journalism

My latest research on collaborative investigative journalism is here:

University of Melbourne, 2013

Doctorate of Philosophy, Political Science, School of Social and Political Sciences

Public Opinion and Policy Responsiveness: The case of same-sex marriage in Australia

Our latest big data research on why it took 10 years for policy to catch up with Australian public opinion 

University of Melbourne, 2008

Master of International Politics

Deakin University, 1998

Bachelor of Arts 

Industry Report: The Future Newsroom

Download the latest industry report on digital newsrooms. This research was funded by Facebook and co-authored with Dr Denis Muller