Catharine Lumby

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Catharine Lumby is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney. Her most recent book, co-edited with Elspeth Probyn, is Remote Control: New Media, New Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

"A widely published print journalist, Catharine has worked as a news reporter, feature writer and columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald , The Age and The Australian newspapers. She has also worked as a news reporter for ABC television and currently writes a fortnightly column for The Bulletin magazine. Her PhD thesis examined the rise of a tabloid culture in news and current affairs reporting in the US and Australia. Catharine is the author of two books: Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the 90s (1997, Allen & Unwin) and Gotcha: Life in a Tabloid World (1999, Allen and Unwin). Her current research interests include the way popular media consumption is changing the experience of childhood and adolescence and the relationship between young girls' self-image and media consumption. She currently holds a large ARC grant with Associate Professor Elspeth Probyn to investigate media consumption by young women. Catharine is a member of the Advertising Standards Board, a national body which oversees the regulation of advertising." [1]

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  1. Catharine Lumby, University of Queensland, accessed May 23, 2008.