Susan Forde is Director of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and an Associate Professor of Journalism at Griffith University, Brisbane. She is the Chief Investigator on a current Australian Research Council project investigating community representations of the land rights movement in Queensland. She is the author of Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media (Palgrave Macmillan); and co-author of Developing Dialogues: Indigenous and Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia (Intellect). She is the co-Founding Editor of a new journal launched in 2015, the Journal of Alternative and Community Media. Her newest work, Journalism for Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives co-authored with colleagues from Griffith University and Simon Fraser University (Canada) was published by Routledge in early 2017. It offers different models for journalism that might mobilise the public and enable the media to better report climate crisis. She worked as a journalist in the independent and alternative media before joining academia.