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Caroline Fisher

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EP#40: A matter of trust: rebuilding citizen trust, with Caroline Fisher - Part 2

GovComms: The Future of Government Communication

Caroline Fisher is the Assistant Professor in Journalism at the University of Canberra. In 2014, she completed her PhD, which examined the career transition between journalism and parliamentary media advising. Prior to perusing further studies at the university, Caroline was a producer, reporter and presenter for ABC News and Radio National. She has also acted as a ministerial media advisor to Anna Bligh, the former Premier of Queensland. Caroline is an expert in journalism and political communication. In 2018, she received the Anne Dunn Scholar Award for her research work in communications. She also received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in teaching in 2014 and again in 2017. Caroline is the co-author of the annual Digital News Report-Australia, and has published several peer-reviewed articles on her research into politics, media, trust and communications. Discussed in this episode: Why it’s harder than ever to earn trust Journalism suffering the trust deficit Defining trust: the many pieces of the puzzle Why we will continue to consume news we don’t trust Addressing the negative bias in media The importance of authenticity Caroline’s advice for government communicators Back to old methods: putting relationships at the heart of trust

27mins

19 Aug 2019

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EP#39: Giving up on news? The latest trends in digital news consumption, with Caroline Fisher - Part 1

GovComms: The Future of Government Communication

Caroline Fisher is the Assistant Professor in Journalism at the University of Canberra. In 2014, she completed her PhD, which examined the career transition between journalism and parliamentary media advising. Prior to perusing further studies at the university, Caroline was a producer, reporter and presenter for ABC News and Radio National. She has also acted as a ministerial media advisor to Anna Bligh, the former premier of Queensland. Caroline is an expert in journalism and political communication. In 2018, she received the Anne Dunn Scholar Award for her research work in communications. She also received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in teaching in 2014 and again in 2017. Caroline is the co-author of the annual Digital News Report-Australia, and has published several peer-reviewed articles on her research into politics, media, trust and communications.  Discussed in this episode: Australia: now the lightest news consumers The factors leading to a low news satisfaction What the latest trends mean for government communicators What’s making citizens choose Netflix over news The links between political orientation and news consumption Repackaging the news: a new take to re-engage audiences The power of television

31mins

5 Aug 2019

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Caroline Fisher on the spin machines of #AusVotes19

Politics with Michelle Grattan

While the major party leaders seem to have curated their images, University of Canberra assistant professor in communications and media Caroline Fisher says they can’t always control how these could be manipulated. Fisher says there has been “a real attempt to soften” Scott Morrison as the “daggy dad” through candid personal selfies. In contrast, Bill Shorten has opted for more professional shots which portray him “in a more prime ministerial light” but “are almost otherworldly”. She also discusses the way family, particularly their wives, have been used to increase warmth and relatability, as well as the use of negative messaging in the campaign.

16mins

24 Apr 2019

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Ep #07 Digital trends and opportunity for government communication with Caroline Fisher

GovComms: The Future of Government Communication

This week on GovComms we talk with Caroline Fisher,an Assistant Professor in journalism at the University of Canberra. Caroline is a member of the News & Media Research Centre and co-author of the annual Digital News Report-Australia. Caroline is the recipient of the 2018 Anne Dunn Scholar Award and the 2017 Early Career Researcher Excellence Award in Humanities and the Creative Arts. In 2014 and 2017 Caroline was the recipient of a Vice Chancellor’s Award for excellence in teaching. Today we discuss how to navigate changes in the digital landscape and what that means for communication professionals in government.  Discussed in this episode: The changes in the way Australians communicate digitally News literacy and consumption continues to rise in Australia How to overcome the fear of not knowing what works Social media remains as a popular tool for news consumption The new skills for government communicators to engage citizens Expanding your presence to assure you reach your whole audience How to give citizens the information they want

35mins

31 Jul 2018

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C-Suite Interviews #11 – Caroline Fisher, Ph.D.

C-Suite Interviews, from The CEO Corner

Dr. Caroline Fisher of Culture Solutions Group speaks with BIGCast host John Janclaes about the links between culture, leadership and the bottom line. Dr. Fisher details her 25 year professional journey in studying culture and explores how awareness for the concept has grown into a game changing opportunity for business.

22mins

9 Dec 2017