ICS in the Media

Latest media appearances

For a collection of expert commentary related to COVID-19, see ICS Response to COVID-19.

  • Mamamia podcast ‘The Quicky’ (opens in a new window)features music by Dr Nicholas Ng in an episode on the Lunar New Year (rebroadcast by PlayerFM (USA)). 12 February.
  • ABC News (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion piece titled ‘They’ve left South Asia, but they can’t escape the discrimination and division of its caste system’. The piece features comment by Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath on caste (republished by MSN Australia, PressFrom US, Asia Samachar). 11 February.
  • The Conversation (opens in a new window)publishes an article by PhD candidate Lisa Portolan, on "meet cute" moments, romance narratives and dating apps (republished by Foreign Affairs (New Zealand), Australian Daily Bulletin, PressFrom US). 10 February.
  • UNICEF USA (opens in a new window)(also in Spanish (opens in a new window)and French (opens in a new window)) interviews Professor Amanda Third on cyberbullying and how to stop it, contributing to expert answers to common questions from teens on the topic. 10 February.
  • Further coverage, in The Advocate Australia (opens in a new window), of the Online Safety in the Pacific research report by the University’s Young and Resilient Research Centre, Plan International Australia and ChildFund Australia, detailing the challenges and opportunities the onset of new cable internet technology presents for children in the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Papua New Guinea. The article reports that Save the Children is partnering with Facebook to deliver an online safety campaign in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga titled ‘I Am Digital’. 9 February.
  • Professor James Arvanitakis features as a regular special guest on the ‘Monday Political Forum’ segment of ABC 702 Sydney’s ‘Drive’ program. 8 February.
  • Forbes (opens in a new window)(Brazil) (syndicated to MSN Brasil (opens in a new window), Diário do Nordeste (opens in a new window), Meio e Negócio (opens in a new window), Porvair (opens in a new window), Radio Geek (opens in a new window)) (PDF translation attached) mentions that Professor Third will speak at the Safer Internet Day in Brasil HUB event with other international speakers. 8 February.
  • The Conversation (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion article co-authored by Dr Declan Kuch on the benefits and challenges of electric cars in Australia including the need to understand the user experience and the importance of public investment in charging infrastructure. 8 February. 702 ABC Sydney (opens in a new window) and ABC West Victoria (syndicated to ABC Gippsland, ABC Mildura FM, ABC Ballarat FM, ABC Central Victoria FM) interview Dr Kuch on this topic, 9 and 10 February.
  • Open Forum (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion article by Professor James Arvanitakis in his regular series on American politics, with this piece discussing executive orders signed by President Biden, and the current activities of the Democratic and Republican parties. 6 February.
  • ABC Southern Queensland discusses the News and Young Australians in 2020 research co-led by Dr Tanya Notley on how young people access, perceive and are affected by news media. 5 February.
  • Business Insider (opens in a new window)interviews Emeritus Professor David Rowe, Institute for Culture and Society, on free-to-air sport and cultural citizenship, in light of Australia’s anti-siphoning list expiring on 1 April. 4 February.
  • 702 ABC Sydney Breakfast (opens in a new window) interviews Professor Amanda Third on mobile phone use policies in schools as a panellist on the late 2019 review for the NSW Department of Education. Professor Third shares the findings and recommendations of the review's research. Further mention of this topic and Professor Third's role later in the show. 3 February.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviews Professor James Arvanitakis on Australian and American politics, including how the ALP and Democratic Party can address issues such as climate change while still being relevant to the needs of diverse groups. 1 February.
  • ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast interviews Professor James Arvanitakis on shorting in the stock market, Uber Eats' contractor model and research on wombats. 30 January.
  • AFP Fact Check (opens in a new window)interviews Emeritus Professor Tim Rowse on the origins of Australia Day in light of misleading Facebook posts claiming that the day commemorates the recognition of Australian citizenship. 29 January.
  • The New Daily (opens in a new window)publishes an article co-authored by PhD candidate Lisa Portolan on the revival of the program Sex and the City on HBO Max, discussing if the series is still relevant to a 2021 audience in a changed dating world (republished by News Chant (India)). 29 January.
  • ABC North Coast NSW revisits some of its 2020 stories including Dr Sukhmani Khorana discussing the name of Indian restaurant ‘Brown Boyz’ in Lismore, language related to race and the cultural context of restaurants choosing their names. 28 January.
  • ABC Education (opens in a new window)posts an article by Maitreyi Kulkarni, who recently completed Year 12 and is one of the News Champions in the Advancing the Media Literacy of Young Australians research co-led by Dr Tanya Notley (with QUT, Museum of Australian Democracy and Google Australia) investigating how young people engage with and are represented in the news. In the article, Maitreyi discusses the research, how young people use social media, and what they would like changed to improve media literacy and youth representation. 27 January.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviews Professor Paul James about Donald Trump's presidency and wider political issues around the world. 22 January.
  • Hawkesbury Courier (print), Hawkesbury Gazette, Nepean News (print) report that Wentworth Community Housing, Hume Housing, Evolve Housing, tenants and Hawkesbury and Penrith councils have partnered to help educate vulnerable community members about managing hot weather. Resources include a video educating the wider community about the issue of rising heat in western Sydney, featuring Dr Stephen Healy. 21 January-4 February.
  • Archer Magazine (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion piece by Dr Shiva Chandra, Research Assistant, titled ‘LGBT+ normativity: Trying to understand everyone’s realities’. 21 January.
  • 2SER (opens in a new window)interviews Emeritus Professor David Rowe on the Australian Open, the push by the sports industry to keep things moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how social media has enabled sportspeople to communicate publicly. 19 January.
  • The Times of India (opens in a new window) interviews Emeritus Professor David Rowe on the reports of racism towards Indian players at the Sydney Test, lack of diversity in Australian test cricket teams, and a culture of sledging and abuse. 17 January.
  • Emeritus Professor David Rowe was interviewed by Greg Navarro of China Global Television Network about racism and sport in Australia after widely reported incidents at the cricket test match between Australia and India in Sydney in January 2021. 15 January.
  • The Guardian (opens in a new window)interviews Research Officer and alumna Dr Cecelia Cmielewski commenting on issues around the NSW government's $50m Rescue and Restart funding package for arts organisations, including inequity of distribution and lack of transparency. The article is republished by MSN Australia, MSN USA, Yahoo Canada, Yahoo India, MSN South Africa, Yahoo Singapore. 13 January.
  • KUNC (opens in a new window)(USA) publishes comment from a research article by alumnus Dr Luke Munn on online radicalisation and the 'alt-right pipeline' following events at the US Capitol. 13 January.
  • Crikey (opens in a new window)(republished by MSN Australia (opens in a new window)and MSN NZ (opens in a new window)) interviews Institute Associate Dr Keith Parry on systemic racism and lack of diversity in Australian cricket following incidents of racial abuse towards Indian players by crowd members at the Sydney Test over the weekend. 11 January.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviews Emeritus Professor David Rowe on racial abuse in sport, in particular at the Australia vs India Sydney test matches after Indian players reported incidents of racial abuse towards them by Sydney Cricket Ground crowd members over the weekend. 11 January.
  • DailyHunt (opens in a new window)(India) (republished by Techregister (opens in a new window)(UK)) discusses the capabilities of AI and how it may affect people’s jobs in the future with mention of a recent paper co-authored by Dr Xiang Ren detailing AI’s limitations when it comes to generating plausible sentences. 10 January.
  • Open Forum (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion piece by Professor James Arvanitakis in his regular series on American politics with the latest article focusing on political divisions and the protests at the Capitol last week. 9 January.
  • Vogue Business (opens in a new window)interviews Adjunct Fellow Dr Jack Parkin on the use of blockchain technology in the beauty industry and the challenges faced (republished by OLT News (opens in a new window)). 5 January.
  • ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast (syndicated nationally) interviews Professor James Arvanitakis about current issues including the US elections and young people borrowing themselves out of debt. 2 January.
  • The New Daily (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion piece by PhD candidate Lisa Portolan on the annual busy period in dating app usage from Christmas to Valentine's Day including the biggest day of the year: 'Super Sunday' (republished by News Chant, The Bharat Express News (India)). 2 January.