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Caroline Graham

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  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 19 Citations

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Research interests

My current academic research interests are in the fields of data-driven journalism, hybrid and new media formats, news and feature writing styles, postcolonial literature, narrative non-fiction, creative writing pedagogy and practice, and the intersections between history, memory, empathy and narrative. My PhD thesis engages, both critically and creatively, with the tensions between history, present, memory and forgetting, drawing on my professional background in journalism and my enduring interest in fiction. I also write fiction and non-fiction as research in practice and am the co-writer of the Walkley Award-winning podcast Lost in Larrimah, which has been optioned by HBO for development into a fictionalised television series. I am the co-author of Writing Feature Stories: How to research and write articles—from listicles to longform. 

I believe in empowering students to engage in primary research and high-level journalistic practice. My Investigative Journalism students have published many high-profile collaborative investigations in high-quality publications including the Guardian Australia, Crikey, APN Australian Regional Media and News Corp Australia. I have received a national Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for my industry-connected approach to teaching data-driven and investigative journalism. The pedagogical and disciplinary learnings from these projects have been disseminated in both academic and industry publications. 

I am an enthusiastic collaborator and love working across institutional and disciplinary borders. For example, I am a specialist narrative coach for Bond University’s Transformer program (an Australian-first entrepeneurship program) and have worked on networked, interactive data-driven projects for The Guardian Australia and partnered with students and lecturers from 28 Australian universities to cover the 2016 federal election.



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong

Award Date: 1 Mar 2020

Creative Arts, Masters of Creative Arts (Research), University of Wollongong

Award Date: 19 Jul 2012

Journalism/Arts, Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Arts

Award Date: 5 Feb 2005

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Research Output

A DIY, Project-based Approach to Teaching Data Journalism

Graham, C., 1 Jun 2018, In : Asia Pacific Media Educator. 28, 1, p. 67-77 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    138 Downloads (Pure)

    The State of Feature Writing Today

    Ricketson, M. & Graham, C., 1 Dec 2018, In : Asia Pacific Media Educator. 28, 2, p. 205-217 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    150 Downloads (Pure)

    How to teach data journalism to the data-terrified

    Graham, C., 19 Apr 2017, In : The Walkey Magazine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceProfessional

    Open Access

    Writing feature stories: How to research and write articles—from listicles to longform

    Ricketson, M. & Graham, C., Feb 2017, 2nd ed. Australia: Allen & Unwin. 384 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  • Who and what makes the most noise in Australian parliament?

    Evershed, N., Graham, C., Henson, D. F. & Patching, R., 20 Jun 2016, In : The Guardian.

    Research output: Contribution to journalNewspaper ArticleResearch

  • Press / Media

    Who and what makes the most noise in the Australian parliament?

    Caroline Graham & Donna F. Henson


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment