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About David Blackall

David is a Lecturer in the field of journalism. He works as an industry practitioner in two media areas; in broadcast and cinema documentary film and in interactive digital media. This work covers a broad range of subjects and styles; ranging from performance and social issues documentaries for SBS TV to broadcast television educational programs and CD ROM web sites on the methods and processes of journalism. From 1994 to 2000 David Blackall wrote, directed, produced and shot Delinquent Angel, a one hour cinéma vérité documentary on the painter John Perceval. The film was selected for the "2000 Dendy Awards" as part of the Sydney Film Festival. It was also chosen for the Melbourne International Film Festival, screened at Cinema Nova in Carlton and selected for the Australian and New Zealand Film Festival in Berlin. It was then selected by audiences at all film festivals in Australia in 2000 for the National Geographic Independent Documentary Award as part of the IF Awards (Independent Filmmaker Magazine). It was also nominated for the 2001 Media Peace Awards hosted by the United Nations Association of Australia. The film was funded by the Australian Film Commission and David Blackall. His current research includes working on a learning design project with staff in the Faculty of Education and the DMC - Digital Media Centre, to operationalise new pedagogical frameworks for developing critical multi-literacy within a technology-supported learning environment. The study draws upon research expertise across the disciplines of education, educational technology, journalism, and informatics.Team members are Lori Lockyer, Ian Brown, Barry Harper, Philip McKerrow and David with industry partners WIN Television Network Pty Ltd, Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd. The work is funded by the ARC 2004 Linkage Project until 2007.

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Present Senior Lecturer, Journalism, University of Wollongong
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Location: 25.157
Telephone: 02 4221 3864


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