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Associate Professor Diana Bossio

Associate Professor


Diana Bossio is Associate Professor of Media and Communication in the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education.

Dr Bossio is the Program Director for the postgraduate program in Media and Communication and lectures in media and journalism. She has received a national OLT citation for her experiential teaching approach and work integrated learning. She was also awarded the 2018 Swinburne Innovation Fellowship for contribution to innovative teaching and research. 

Dr Bossio's research focusses on social media, journalism and practices for digital participation and inclusion. She leads the Social Media Research Group and she is the democracy and voice theme leader and associate researcher for Swinburne's Social Innovation Research Institute. She is the author of: The Paradox of Connection: How Digital Media Are Transforming Journalistic Labor (Illinois University Press, 2022), Journalism and Social Media: Practitioners, Organisations, Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and co-editor of Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The Arab Spring (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She has published over 20 research articles in prestigious journals such as Journalism Practice, Digital Journalism, Continuum and Media International Australia. Dr Bossio's research projects include '60+ Online: Engaging Seniors through Social Media & Digital Stories', in partnership with Telstra, Boroondara Council and Knox Council, as well as industry projects with the Victorian Building Authority and Australian Unity.

Research interests

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Journalism Studies - 470105
  • Communication Studies - 470101

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies


  • 2018, Swinburne, Innovation Fellowship, Swinburne University
  • 2012, National, Office of Learning and Teaching Award , OLT
  • 2011, Swinburne, Swinburne Learning and Teaching Award, Swinburne University
  • 2011, Swinburne, Industry Engaged Learning Award, Swinburne University

Further information



Also published as: Bossio, Diana; Bossio, D.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Research to support the review of digital connectedness for Senior Victorians *; Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • 2017: 60+ Online: Enhancing Social Inclusion through Digital Stories and Social Media Participation *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions

* Chief Investigator

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