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Dr Diana Bossio

Course Co-ordinator, postgraduate program, Media and Communications


Diana Bossio is the co-ordinator of the Media and Communication postgraduate program in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Dr Bossio lectures in both Media and Communications and Journalism at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level and has received an OLT citation for work-integrated teaching approach. Dr Bossio has obtained her Phd from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia in 1999. Since then she has published research in prestigious journals such as Journalism Practice, Continuum and MIA. Her research focusses on journalism practice and social media, though she has also published on journalism and education, representations of terror and migration. She is the co-editor of a published monograph, Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The Arab Spring and her sole authored research monograph Journalism and Social Media: Practitioners, Organisations, Institutions will be published by Palgrave in 2016. 
She is available for post-graduate supervision (see research interests below).

Research interests

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Journalism Studies - 190301
  • Communication Studies - 200101
  • Media Studies - 200104

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies


  • 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

  • 2017: 60+ Online: Enhancing Social Inclusion through Digital Stories and Social Media Participation *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions

* Chief Investigator