Jock Given is the author of Turning off the Television: Broadcasting's Uncertain Future and America's Pie: Trade and Culture after 9/11 and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Digital Television. His doctoral thesis about the early wireless entrepreneur Ernest Fisk was accepted by the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne in 2007. In 2003/04, he received the C.H. Currey Fellowship at the State Library of NSW for this project. Jock has degrees in Law, Economics, Commerce and Arts from the University of Queensland and has worked as Director of the Communications Law Centre, Policy Advisor at the Australian Film Commission and Director, Legislation and Industry Economics, Department of Transport and Communications. In February 2007 he became Professor of Media and Communications at the Swinburne Institute.
Communications law and policy, especially digital TV, radio, film Media history, especially the history of Australian, New Zealand and trans-national media enterprises International trade in audiovisual services Telecommunications, including broadband and universal service
Awards and Grants
Spreading Fictions: Distributing Stories in the Online Age, Linkage Project with Gerard Goggin (UNSW) funded by the ARC with two partner organisations: the ABC and Screen Australia. Imperial Designs: Remaking the Institutions of Global Communications, Discovery Project funded by the ARC, 2010-12 Developing Next Generation Infrastructure: Learning from Australia's National Broadband Network, project with Catherine Middleton, Ryerson University Toronto, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2009-10 Broadband Country Study - Australia, for Independent Review of Broadband for Federal Communications Commission (FCC), being conducted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University: Future Consumer research project for Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, ACCAN
Gregory Wee - Film funding in Malaysia in the context of national cinema Yat Ming Fung - The impact of digital broadcasting on community radio stations in Australia Chris Wilson - Frequently Modulating: Australian radio's relationship with youth James Meese - Copyright law and subjectivity: a media ecology of copyright Catherine Griff - Audiovisual audience transformation: how producers of screen fiction imagine, research & reach their audience