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Contributor Biographies 11.2

Ellen Gerl is an associate professor in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she teaches magazine writing, editing, and environmental and science journalism. Her research interests include magazine history and science communication. She worked as a public relations practitioner and magazine journalist for 25 years before joining the university.

Dr. Gray (PhD Virginia) is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of School in the School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing at Massey University, New Zealand.  She has published her research in Australian Journal of Communication, Business Communication Quarterly, Accounting Education, the Journal of Science Education and Technology, and several literary journals.

Dr. Hopkins is a Lecturer in the School of Communications at AUT, New Zealand. His primary research focus is on the practice of public relations in New Zealand, and the role of communication technologies in managing organisation-public relationships. He has published in PRism, Media International Australia, and Political Science.

Jim Macnamara PhD, FPRIA, FAMI, CPM, FAMEC is Professor of Public Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, a position he took up in 2007 after a 30-year professional career spanning journalism, public relations and media research. He is the author of 15 books including Public Relations Theories, Practices, Critiques (Pearson Australia, 2012), The 21st Century Media (R)evolution: Emergent Communication Practices (Peter Lang, New York, 2010, 2nd edition 2014), and Journalism and PR: Unpacking ?Spin, Stereotypes and Media Myths (Peter Lang, New York, 2014).


Peter is Associate Professor of Communication and Associate Head in the School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Land, Water and Society research centre. His ongoing research explores the role of procedural and interactional fairness in communication across a range of professions and contexts including sport officiating, professional communication, local government and university teaching.


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