'The Honourable Julie Bishop MP on politics, leadership and the Liberal party', Panel discussion. 22 November, Bold Ideas, La Trobe University.

'Surviving in the age of digital disruption: Are alternative facts killing us?' Global Ideas two-day forum. 14 -16 September, University of Melbourne.


'Building Democratic Participation in a Connected but Disillusioned World' Understanding New Power, Dr Andrea Carson with Get-up cofounder Jeremy Heimans and #GivingTuesday founder Henry Timms, 3 March. University of Melbourne


'Down to Business' Chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art panel on women in leadership with artist Elizabeth Gower; UoM Professor Cordelia Fine, and  Kylie Belling, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri, March 14, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, South Melbourne.




'The Future Newsroom' (research funded by Facebook), Keynote Address to Annual conference of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA), Newcastle University, 6 December.


'Fake news, politics and media representations', Parliamentary Educators' Conference of the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific, Victorian Parliament, November.


Convenor and facilitator, Murdoch Children's Research Institute public lecture: 'Women in leadership' featuring Dame Quentin Bryce and Chloe Shorten, October.


Melbourne School of Government public lecture: ‘Brexit, Trump and the Future of Democracy’ featuring Dr Andrea Carson, Dr Roberto Foa, Professor Adrienne Stone, and VC Professor Glyn Davis, 17 May. University of Melbourne.


‘Female participation in Politics’, Australian parliamentary group, 21 March, Victorian Parliament.

‘Women in Politics’, Panel discussion for Business Professional Women Australia, with Claire O'Neil MP, Deputy Leader of the Victoria Nationals, Steph Ryan, Mayor, City of Monash, Rebecca Patterson, June 8. Melbourne.

Organiser and Convenor, two-day national politics Workshop 'Political action in the digital age: collective, connective and campaigning logics', 28-29 June, University of Melbourne.




Live panel discussion with Sky News anchor Jim Middleton commentating on US Presidential election on Election Day at the US consul-General’s Election festivities, Nov. 8, Melbourne.


Keynote address to Grattan Institute on media coverage of the Australian federal election, 22 June.


‘Why Does Journalism Matter?’ New News Conference, Wheeler Centre, October 28


Election Watch public forum on 2016 Federal Election. Panelists include Barry Cassidy, Peta Credlin, Ellen Whinnett and Nick Reece, 29 June.


‘Why I should care about Politics’ Golden Key International Honour Society, Swinburne University of Technology, 13 Feb.



‘Thinking Melbourne’, Master of Ceremonies for the key Town and Gown thank-you fundraising event for the top 500 donors, University of Melbourne, 19 September.


‘On liberty and media surveillance for national security’, Keynote address to the Schools’ State Constitutional Convention on Tuesday 27th October at the Victorian Parliament House. Social Education Victoria in partnership with the Department of Education and Training (Vic).


‘The nexus between media and politics’, keynote address to senior bureaucrats in the Government of Victoria at Parliament House, 1 July.


‘Australian politics and the media’ keynote address to the Cluster Group of Probus Clubs of Stonnington at the Malvern Town Hall Banquet Room 9th October.



‘How Victoria decides’ Co-host with Nicholas Reece, public forum for the 2014 Victorian State Election, 18 November 2014, University of Melbourne.




Andrea is a regular  media columnist and commentator on topics related to her teaching and research including:


* print newspapers, * journalism * investigative journalism *media regulation *media ownership *tabloidisation *Australian politics and media *social media *political communication *Australian elections *US elections *political campaigns


Andrea's media engagement in the past two year includes over 100 interviews with ABC TV, Sky News, SBS TV, Ch. 10 ‘The Project’, News Reuters wire service, The Guardian, Fairfax Media, Commercial and ABC Radio, AAP wire service, ABC ‘AM’ and ‘PM’, Canberra, Adelaide, Tasmania, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane commercial and local ABC radio. More than 170,000 reads of my opinion pieces commissioned by The Conversation.


She is a regular TV and radio commentator on Politics HQ Sky News with Nicholas Reece, 8pm Friday; TV newspaper reviewer ABC 24 at 6.45am. Radio guest 774 Drive ‘News Therapy’ 5:15 Friday with ABC’s drive presenter Rafael Epstein; Conversation Hour co-host with ABC morning presenter Jon Faine, and ‘Politics Schmolitics’ with Lindy Burns 7.30pm on Thursdays.


Andrea has contributed opinion editorials for The Age, The Conversation, Pursuit (University of Melbourne) and New Matilda. 




'Three reasons Australians should be concerned that NGOs are not being heard' The Conversation, 12 December 2017.


‘Explainer: What is public interest journalism? The Conversation, 15 June, 2017


‘Australian media diversity at a crossroads amid threats to diversity and survival” The Conversation, 10 May 2017.


‘Factcheck Q&A: Has confidence in the media in Australia dropped lower than in the United States?’, The Conversation 23 March, 2017.


‘Why the next editor-in-chief at The Age should be a woman’ The Conversation, 7 December 2016.


 ‘How investigative journalists are using social media to uncover the truth’ The Conversation, 18 October 2016.


 ‘Reading Behind the Ballot Papers’ Podcast for the University of Melbourne Policy Shop with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne Professor Glyn Davis and Dr Lauren Rosewarne, 7 July 2016.

 ‘Please ‘like’ me: why Facebook might be the key to success in the 2016 election’ The Conversation, 2 May 2016.


‘Fairfax Media holds steady on digital strategy’ The Conversation, 19 February 2016.


‘Very loyal’ productive workers: the same people we fear as refugees’, The Conversation, 19 June 2015.


‘MX axed: how your mobile killed off the freebie paper’, The Conversation, 29 May 2015.


Heed Fraser’s warning on Australian media concentration – it’s getting worse’, The Conversation, 25 March 2015.


ABC cuts a tale of two Australias: Sydney-Melbourne and also-rans,’ The Conversation, 24 November 2014.


‘Election debate straight from political playbook,’ Election Watch, 20 November 2014.


And they're racing: Victoria's other spring carnival,’ Election Watch, 30 October 2014.


‘Speaking with Robert Picard,' The Conversation, 27 August 2014.


The federal budget in headlines: a week in review’ The Conversation, 14 May 2014.


As Fairfax cuts photographers, what price for a news picture?’ The Conversation, 9 May 2014.


Australian media’s Super Saturday: will readers be the winner?’ The Conversation, 3 March 2014.


A New Daily, new models and new hope: journalism’s silver lining,' The Conversation, 15 November 2013.