Mitchell Hobbs


Mitchell Hobbs is Lecturer in Media and Public Relations at the University of Sydney, and an Associate of the Sydney Democracy Network.  His research activities concern political communication and media power, and his publications explore the influence of the mining lobby and the Murdoch media on Australia’s institutions and democratic processes.

Mitchell previously worked in political public relations for Prime Minister Julia Gillard from 2011 to 2012. In this role he was responsible for the implementation of the Hon Julia Gillard’s media and communication activities in her electorate in Melbourne. He was also responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships. Mitchell’s professional experiences and research activities have given him unique insights into communication power and its capacity for social and political change.

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