Professor Andrea Carson
Method of Appointment
Elected (staff member)
Elected 13 September 2022 - 12 September 2025
Andrea Carson is a Professor of Political Communication in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Her scholarship focuses on political communication, election campaigns, digital media and fake news. Her most recent book examines the future of evidence-based reporting: Investigative journalism, democracy and the digital age. She has written extensively about fake news (mis and disinformation) and works with Facebook and Google to address this global problem. She holds a PhD in Political Science and a Master of Arts in International Politics from University of Melbourne. She has taught courses on journalism, political communication, women in politics, and campaigns and elections. She is a trained journalist and worked as a reporter and section editor at The Age in Melbourne from 1997-2001 and as a radio broadcaster (RRR) and radio and television producer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005-2010) She has a new book out in November 2022 about journalism ethics, Undercover Reporting, Deception, and Betrayal in Journalism with Routledge (London).