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Dr Mary Debrett Academic, Journalism

Mary Debrett has a professional background in television and video production having worked in broadcasting and in the independent sector as a researcher and documentary-maker. Mary's academic research interests include the media and the public sphere, documentary theory, broadcasting policy, public service broadcasting in the digital era and media representation of climate change and science communication.

One of the La Trobe scholars invited to record a presentation for the University's YouTube channel - My Big FAT(Focused-Ambitious-Transformative) Idea - Mary's presentation is titled 'Media and climate change - a perfect storm of miscommunication.'

Mary is also the author of Reinventing Public Service Television for the Digital Future, which was published in July 2010.

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