Professor Greg Smith

Linda Hunt

IMAS, University of Tasmania

PhD Student
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Linda’s research explores news media representations of Antarctica. In particular, she is interested in how the news frames Australia’s interests in Antarctica and how this influences public discourse and subsequent policy development. This is considered in the context of Australia’s long-standing connection with the continent, the geopolitics of Antarctic governance and the risk posed by a changing climate. She is particularly interested in the structural factors that influence reporting of Australia’s interests in Antarctica and how this may determine what is made visible through the media. Linda has a background in media and communication and is a former ABC News journalist. She is based at the University of Tasmania’s Media School, where she is an Associate Lecturer in Media and Communication.

University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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