Dr John Cokley
Telephone: 07572 304390
Location: Room 0.38, Bute Building
Dr John Cokley is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
I am researching and developing new business models and new products for journalism, especially in the area of team work and retail sales. As part of teams of colleagues in Australia, Sweden, the United States and South Africa, I am focusing on opportunities offered by the Long Tail phenomenon.
I am especially interested in how communities in ultra-remote locations ‘stay in touch’, and launched and continue to lead international research teams investigating and publishing about media opportunities serving the first communities in outer space.
My research, publishing and teaching covers the areas of innovative journalism products and platforms, and innovative approaches to media businesses and audiences. Since leaving my 20-industry career as a journalist (writer, subeditor and website developer) with News Corporation in 2002, I have completed my doctoral thesis and authored or co-authored more than 30 articles and papers for international and Australian refereed journals and conferences, published the monograph The Application of In Situ Digital Networks to News Reporting and Delivery (VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2008) and co-edited the volume I, Journalist with Dr Lee Duffield (Pearson, 2006) contributing to the fields of media education, news production and delivery, and new product development in journalism.
Journals which have published some of my articles include Convergence, the International Journal of Astrobiology, the International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, the Asia-Pacific Business Review (New Delhi), the Journal of Australian Studies, Australian Journal of Communication and the Australian Journalism Review.
All available through this link: John Cokley's publications
I worked as a reporter and feature writer, subeditor, trainer and website developer at News Corporation in Brisbane, Australia, between 1985 and 2002, after working for The Daily Sun newspaper and the Australian Associated Press wire service (1984-1985).
I began teaching journalism at universities after graduating with a bachelor's degree in business (communication) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 1990 as well as continuing to write for engineering, retail and indigenous magazines, books and newspapers.
I was the first Journalist-in-Residence at Griffith University (2002), lectured in journalism at James Cook University, Townsville (2003-2004) and started lecturing and researching full-time at the University of Queensland in 2005.
I continue to maintain a level of professional practice in the private sector and am a member of the Society of Editors (Queensland), the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the Journalism Education Association (Australia). I am inaugural convenor of the Australian Convergent Journalism Special Interest Group (ACJ-SIG).