Asia Pacific Media Educator


I. Richards


Ian Richards is Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. He is chair of the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee and Director of UniSA’s Postgraduate Journalism Program. A former newspaper journalist, he has worked and studied in Australia and the United Kingdom. He achieved the first PhD in journalism in South Australia, and is the current editor of Australian Journalism Review. Since 2004 Richards has represented Australian journalism education on an international committee organising the world’s first journalism education congress, to be held in Singapore in June, 2007. He is also heavily involved with the Ethics Centre of South Australia, a collaborative venture between UniSA, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. His research interest is journalism ethics. Monash University journalism lecturer Elizabeth Hart asked him about the some of the dilemmas he faced in this exploration of one of the most problematic aspects of journalists’ work and journalists’ relationships with their readers: ethics.