Glenn Kefford, Hannah Murphy-Gregory, Ian Ward, Stewart Jackson, Lloyd Cox, and Andrea Carson (eds.) (2018) 21st Century Australian Politics: Old Institutions, New Challenges, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Articles



Gravelle, T. & Carson, A. (2018). Explaining the Australian Marriage Equality Vote: An Aggregate-Level Analysis.  Politics.

Carson, A. & Farhall, K. (2018). Understanding Collaborative Investigative Journalism in a “Post-Truth” Age. Journalism Studies.

Carson, A., & Vromen, A. (2018). Introduction: International approaches to online political participation and connective action. Australian Journal of Political Science.




Carson, A., Ratcliff, S., & Dufresne, Y. (2017). Public opinion and policy responsiveness: the case of same-sex marriage in Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science. doi:10.1080/10361146.2017.1381944


Carson A., Hendrie, D., Simons, M., Tiffen, R., McNair, B., Sullivan, H., & Muller, D. (2017). Understanding the civic impact of journalism: A realistic evaluation perspective. Journalism Studies. DOI:10.1080/1461670X.2015.1129284




Carson, A., Dufresne, Y., & Martin, A. (2016). Wedge Politics: Mapping Voter Attitudes to Asylum Seekers Using Large-scale Data During the Australian 2013 Federal Election Campaign. Policy and Internet. doi: 10.1002/poi3.128


Lukamto, W., & Carson, A. (2016). Politweets: Social media as a platform for political engagement between Victorian politicians and citizens. Communication Research and Practice, V. 2, No. 2 July 2016, pp: 191-212.


Carson, A., Muller, D., Martin, J., & Simons, M. (2016). A new symbiosis? Opportunities and challenges to hyperlocal journalism in the digital age. Media International Australia. Vol. 161, No. 1, pp: 132-146.


Wright, S., Graham, T., Sun, Y., Wang, W., Carson, A., & Luo, X. (2016). Analysing everyday online political talk in China: Theoretical and methodological reflections. Communication, Politics & Culture, 49(1), pp: 39-61. 


Young, S., & Carson, A. (2016). What is a Journalist? The view from employers as revealed by their job vacancy advertisements. Journalism Studies, 1-21. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2016.1190665




Carson, A. (2015). ‘Behind the newspaper paywall — lessons in charging for online content: why Australian newspapers are stuck between digital and print,’ Media Culture and Society, 37(7), pp: 1022-1041.


Carson, A. (2015). News writing, 2nd edn [Book Review]. Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, March 2015(154), pp: 154-155.



Carson, A. (2014). ‘The political economy of the print media and the decline of corporate investigative journalism in Australia,’ Australian Journal of Political Science. Vol. 49, No. 4, pp: 726-742.

Book Chapters



Carson A. (2018). News Media in the Digital Age, in Carson A., Jackson, S., Kerford G., Murphy Gregory, H., Ward, I. (eds.)  21st Century Australian Politics: Old Institutions, New Challenges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Carson, A. and McNair, B. (2018). Still the Main Source, in Gauja, A., Chen, P., Curtain, J. & Pietsch, J. (eds.) Double Dissolution: The 2016 Australian Election, Canberra: ANU Press.



Carson, A. (2014). ‘Investigative Journalism,’ in Griffen-Foley, B. (ed.) A Companion to the Australian Media, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Press, pp: 220-23.


Carson, A. (2013). 'The History of Investigative Journalism in Australia,' in Tanner, S. & N. Richardson, Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2013, pp: 10-27.

Industry research reports



Carson, A., & Muller, D. (2017). The Future Newsroom. Sydney: Facebook.


Maddison, S. & Carson, A. (2017). Civil Voices: Researching Not-for-Profit Advocacy in Australia,  Melbourne: Pro Bono Australia & Human Rights Law Centre.