Stanton, Richard C. 1951-
Stanton, Richard C. 1951-
Born June 7, 1951. Hobbies and other interests: Golf, fishing.
Home—Australia. Office—University of Sydney, Rm. 115, A26 RC Mills Bldg., Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia.
Journalist, editor, educator. University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, library, faculty of arts, associate dean; formerly worked for or contributed to periodicals including Rydges Business Journal, North Shore Times, Mosman Daily, and the Manly Daily. Worked variously as a publisher, in public relations, and as a political consultant.
Australian Institute of Professional Communicators (fellow), Public Relations Institute of Australia (chairman), International Communication Association, International Political Science Association, Australian Political Science Association, International Association for Media and Communication Research, Professional Development Program, Public Relations Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Junior Professional Communicators (founder).
When Your Partner Dies: Stories of Women Who Have Lost Their Husbands, Allen & Unwin (St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia), 1999.
(With Richard Phillipps) Public Relations Precepts and Practices, University of Western Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1999.
Innovation Management: Strategic Positioning in a Global and Local World, Business to Business Publications (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2001.
All News Is Local: The Failure of the Media to Reflect World Events in a Globalized Age, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2007.
Contributor to periodicals including Rydges Business Journal, North Shore Times, Mosman Daily, and the Manly Daily.
Richard C. Stanton was born June 7, 1951. A journalist, editor, and educator, he serves on the faculty at the University of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. His duties for the university include serving as a professor of media and communications and as the associate dean of the library and faculty of arts, as well as serving on the academic board. His research interests include political communication with a focus on ways in which people are persuaded or influenced; both rural and regional politics; public relations in a poststructural, postmaterialist world; and the ways in which public relations, journalism, and politics relate, intermingle, and affect one another. Aside from his academic duties, Stanton has worked as a journalist and editor for numerous publications, including magazines and newspapers such as Rydges Business Journal, North Shore Times, Mosman Daily, and the Manly Daily. He also served as publisher for a number of titles, primarily business listings and reviews such as Australia's Top 500 Companies and the Australian Technology Review. He has worked in public relations as well, operating as a consultant both for businesses around the world and for government organizations. Astute politically, he has also worked as a director and consultant on various local, state, and federal political campaigns.
Stanton is a multipublished author of both fiction and nonfiction works. His books include When Your Partner Dies: Stories of Women Who Have Lost Their Husbands, Public Relations Precepts and Practices, which he wrote with Richard Phillipps, Innovation Management: Strategic Positioning in a Global and Local World, All News Is Local: The Failure of the Media to Reflect World Events in a Globalized Age, and Media Relations. In 1999 he was nominated for the New South Wales Literary Award, as well as the Victorian Writers Award.
While Stanton has written on a wide range of subjects, media and politics remain his main focus. In All News Is Local, he analyzes the ways in which news outlets and the media have failed to adapt to take advantage of and to take into consideration the truly global nature of information. Where there once was such a thing as local news, in the modern age all news is local because technology has enabled information to travel around the globe instantaneously, and as a result, that news has a bearing on listeners and readers everywhere. Consequently, news needs to be gathered with an eye toward globalization and toward addressing the facts from multiple perspectives in order to assure clear dissemination across cultures.
Stanton has presented papers at a number of conferences, including one on media globalization in 2006, where he discussed ways in which the news is imagined in the Western media, and several conferences on public relations, including the first Asia Pacific Public Relations Conference, which was held in the Republic of South Korea, and the International Political Science Association's (IPSA) twentieth congress, which took place in Japan.
In addition to his work-related tasks, Stanton in a member of a number of organizations both in Australia and around the world, including the Australian Institute of Professional Communicators, of which he is a fellow; the Public Relations Institute of Australia, where he serves as chairman; the International Communication Association; the International Political Science Association; the Australian Political Science Association; the International Association for Media and Communication Research; the Professional Development Program; and the Public Relations Institute of Australia. In addition, Stanton is the founder of the Australian Institute of Junior Professional Communicators. He has also served on a number of editorial boards, including for the journals published by the Australian British Chamber of Commerce and the American Australian Chamber of Commerce.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Reference & Research Book News, August, 2007, review of All News Is Local: The Failure of the Media to Reflect World Events in a Globalized Age.
University of Sydney Web site,http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/ (February 2, 2008), faculty profile.