Andrea Carson

Andrea Carson is a Professor of Political Communication in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University.

A political scientist and a trained journalist, Professor Carson examines the media’s role in democracies, journalism and political communication. Her studies focus on information quality, particularly special interests in investigative journalism and mis- and disinformation.

Andrea has published top-tier journal articles on journalism, Australian politics, political communication during election campaigns and media trust (especially relating to COVID-19), and she is co-editor of Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century: Old Institutions, New Challenges.