Jock Given researches, writes and teaches about media and communications policy, law and history. His work has been published in journals including Telecommunications Policy, the Journal of Information Policy, Info - The Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications Information and Media, Business History, Media History, the Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television and the Historical Records of Australian Science. He published Turning off the Television: Broadcasting’s Uncertain Future and America’s Pie: Trade and Culture after 9/11 with UNSW Press in 2003. His radio documentary Empire State: Ernest Fisk and the World Wide Wireless was first broadcast by ABC Radio National’s Hindsight program in 2012. Jock previously worked as Director of the Communications Law Centre, Policy Advisor at the Australian Film Commission and Director, Legislation and Industry Economics in the federal Department of Transport and Communications.
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
Swinburne Research Bank Inside Story Turning off the television, October 2013. Cinema in Australia: An Industry Profile, June 2013. Questions and Answers and Tweets, Communication, Politics & Culture, 2013. Online Video in Australia: Exploring Audiovisual Websites, April 2012.
Awards and Grants
Spreading Fictions: Distributing Stories in the Online Age, Linkage Project with Gerard Goggin (University of Sydney) funded by the ARC with two partner organisations, the ABC and Screen Australia, 2010-13. 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), conducted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, 2010.
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 Matthew Loads - Webisodes: Extending Narrative and Promoting Australian television drama online Martin Bush - A history of visual communication in popular astronomy in Australia
Empire State: Ernest Fisk and the World Wide Wireless, ABC Radio National Hindsight, February 2012 and June 2013.